Security tight, roads blocked as First Lady releases PLE results today

Friday January 17 2020

Security officers seen deployed on one of the

Security officers seen deployed on one of the roads leading to Kampala Parents' School in Naguru ahead of the education minister, Ms Janet Museveni’s visit to release last year’s Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) results. PHOTO BY DAMALI MUKHAYE 

By DAMALI MUKHAYE

Security has been tightened around Kampala Parents' School in Naguru ahead of the education minister, Ms Janet Museveni’s visit to release last year’s Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) results.
The minister who doubles as the First Lady will release last year’s exam results at around 11am at the school owned by businessman, Sudhir Ruparelia.
Army trucks were Friday morning seen parked in the middle of most roads leading to the school.

A section of Lugogo Bypass and other roads leading to the school cannot be accessed by motorists.
Security checks manned by soldiers have also been mounted on the roads leading to the school.
By the time of filing this report, officials from the ministry of education, Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) and school heads were seen arriving at the venue to witness the release.
Ms Museveni on Thursday justified her choice of Kampala Parents’ school and not the Office of the President as has been the practice.

Appearing before the Education committee, Ms Museveni said they opted for a private school, because the air conditioning system in the hall which has been hosting the event at the Office of the President had issues.
She also said the school management had offered them the facility free of charge.


“We normally use the hall at the Office of the President because we are strictly not willing to pay for halls when we have government facilities. But it has been having problems with its air conditioning and you don’t put people in areas with no fresh air. We don’t want to get problems for people,” said Ms Museveni.

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