National
Head teachers petition RDC on private schools
Publish Date: Mar 30, 2014
Head teachers petition RDC on private schools
Pupils play in the compound of Global International Academy at Kiyinda in Mityana town council. Two months it was closed by the town council authorities but reopened within a few days. Its opposite St. Noa Kiyinda P/S, a government aided school.PHOTO/LUKE KAGIRI
  • mail
  • img
newvision


By Luke Kagiri
 
Parents and head teachers in government aided schools in Mityana have petitioned the district leadership to close all private owned schools which do not meet the requirements.
 

According to them, many private school proprietors are decampaining the government schools.
 
The problem was especially cited in Busimbi Sub County where over thirty private schools have been opened up in just two months.
 
“Many of these schools are started near government schools, and their teachers go around the villages, derrogating and talking ill of government schools with an aim of getting the pupils to cross to theirs,” one of the teachers told the RDC.
 
On receiving the complaints, the RDC last week held series of meetings with some parents and teachers, to establish the effect.
 
In one of the meetings at Naama Junior P/S, a government aided school, Walusimbi was told that the number of pupils had dropped to one hundred and fifty from seven hundred, as the parents were taking them to private schools.
 
“These schools however do not have good facilities, but as parents we are at times forced to take there our pupils because we are convinced that government schools are bad,” one of the parents told the RDC.

 
In response, the RDC directed that all the privately owned schools which have been established but do not meet the requirements should be closed within one week.
 
He said the education department and other district leaders should ensure that the new schools are started in the locations where they are needed.
 
 
He however warned teachers in government aided schools to be extra careful and fulfill their duties.
 
“You have the salalires which you even get in time, and the facilities are avalible, but it’s a pitty that still the pupils fail the final examinations. This means you do not fulfill your duties,” he said.
 
DEO comments

The district education officer, Rovinsa Namigadde, admitted that some private schools have been illegally started near the government schools and are facing closure.
 
She said she had not received any official complaint from the government schools about the private school teachers.
 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
EU opens Youth Entrepreneurship Facility
The European Union, in a move to tackle unemployment in Uganda, has opened up the Youth Entrepreneurship Facility which they hope will change dynamics...
National ID: More Ugandans to be taxed
THE ongoing registration exercise for national identity cards will provide accurate information needed to identify Ugandans who are eligible to pay taxes...
Pope’s invitation to Uganda still open - Govt
GOVERNMENT has said that the invitation that President Yoweri Museveni and Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga jointly sent to Pope Francis still stands...
Uganda never expected long stay in S.Sudan – Kiyonga
DEFENCE minister Dr. Crispus Kiyonga has revealed Uganda didn't expect its mission in South Sudan to be protracted the way it has turned out to be, promising UPDF’s withdrawal...
MPs promise farmers not to pass agric inputs tax
Members of Parliament have assured farmers across the country and civil society organizations that they are not going to pass the proposed tax on agricultural inputs....
Kyambogo admissions for PWDs ready
The admission letters for Kyambogo University students admitted under the People with Disabilities (PWDs) government scholarship scheme is ready, according to the institution’s spokesman Lawrence Madete....
Will strict traffic laws reduce road accidents?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter