Kabale Municipal Authorities Close Seven Schools

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Mathias Akeeka, the Principal Education Officer, Kabale Municipality has asked parents who were planning to enroll their children in the affected schools to find other alternatives.

Education authorities in Kabale Municipality have closed seven private schools due to lack of the necessary requirements.  
 
 
The schools are St.Andrew's Secondary School, Sunrise Preparatory School, Progressive Primary School in Northern Division, St. Peter's Secondary School, Kabale Community High School, Hope Preparatory School and Kabale Universal Nursery and Primary School  in Central Division Kabale Municipality.
 
 
Joseph Kimbowa, the Town Clerk Kabale Municipality, says the affected schools operate in dilapidated structures, lack qualified teachers and don't meet the required hygiene standards for learners.
 
 
According to Kimbowa, the schools were warned last year and asked to put in place standard facilities before the opening of the new term. He however, says they were surprised when they inspected the schools this week and found no improvement.
 
 
Mathias Akeeka, the Principal Education Officer, Kabale Municipality has asked parents who were planning to enroll their children in the affected schools to find other alternatives. He says the closed schools will first meet the required standards before they are allowed to re-open.

 
Our reporter was blocked from accessing the premises of Kabale Universal Nursery and primary School, where he had gone to get a comment from the administration. Early this week, Kabale district authorities also closed 106 private schools for failure to meet the minimum standards.

 
They include among others Trust care - Katereza, Dica Junior School, Sunrise nursery school, Little Star Nursery school, Blue star primary school, Katenga secondary school, Kings preparatory Primary school, Nyeihanga Modern Primary school,  St. Emanuel Vocational secondary school, St. Mark Secondary school, Victory primary school, Kabirizi primary school, Bubare parents school and Rutooma Parents school.

 

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Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


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