Closed schools defy city authority orders
Posted Thursday, February 7 2013 at 02:00
Classes were going on despite the fact that KCCA shut down the schools for lacking a licence.
Nakivubo Secondary and Nakivubo Nursery schools that were closed by Kampala Capital City Authority prior to the beginning of this term are still operating.
During a visit by the Daily Monitor at the school premises yesterday, it was discovered that children in the pre-primary school, which operates in two shacks, were in class being taught “writing” and “counting” by their respective teachers.
Adjacent to the shacks, in a maroon block, a few secondary students were in class with a teacher at the back dictating notes. KCCA last Friday shut the schools after finding that they lacked a licence to ensure compliance with minimum standards like adequate and appropriate classrooms and toilets.
No school administrator could avail themselves for comment to explain why they were still operating. Ms Ann Galiwango, the director of education at the authority, said the schools “are going to face the law,” but she could not expound on how KCCA would act.
Many schools countrywide have been warned against opening before fulfilling all the requirements of the Ministry of Education guidelines.