All private school owners who intend to engage in construction of schools in the city will have to clear their land ownership, before they are given licences to operate, the director of education services, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Juliet Namuddu has revealed.
Namuddu on Thursday said that learners suffer when land owners decide to convert what is meant to be schools into shopping arcades or other investments, which disorganises learners, the education sector and parents.
During a press at the City Hall, Namuddu said that 14 government aided schools under KCCA supervision are suffering because of land wrangles.
Citing the incident in which KCCA has failed to reconstruct Kasubi Family Primary School, she said that directors of Legal, Education, Public Health, Physical Planning and Engineering will have to verify documents before schools are constructed.
The KCCA schools locked that are in battles over land ownership are Makerere University, Kyambogo, BAT Valley, Nateete, Ntinda, Nakivubo, Katwe, Kasanga Seed, Nakasero, Kawempe and Buganda road primary school and Old Kampala and Nateete Secondary school.
Namuddu said KCCA has invested billions of shillings in some of these schools, but has been frustrated by owners who come up to claim their land, which delay progress of the schools.
She said that KCCA under their regulatory mandate will continue to inspect and monitor schools to avoid having schools, which do not meet the basic requirements.