45 primary schools in Bugiri will not re-open next term.
David Igambi, the Bugiri District Education Officer, says the schools didn't have the minimum requirements of operation. He says some of the schools were unlicensed by the Ministry of Education, others don't have toilets and others still are operating right next to busy lodges and video halls.
Igambi says more than 89 schools in Bugiri are operating illegally. Most of them are in the sub-counties of Buhemba, Buluguyi and Iwemba.
In Kabale district, education authorities there are also stepping out inspection standards to ensure that all schools meet the basic minimum requirements. Johnson Munono, the Town Clerk of Kabale Municipality, is heading the technical team in charge of the inspection.
Ernest Baraibutsya, the Principal Municial Education Officer, says that before the beginning of the new school year, all schools in Kabale must receive clearance frm his department. He says the names of all blacklisted schools will be broadcast and published on all local media in order to ensure maxium exposure and to prevent parents from enrolling their children there.
There are 56 private primary schools and 23 government-aided primary schools in Kabale Municipality. The municipality also has 17 private secondary schools and seven government-aided schools.