Kampala recorded an improvement in the 2016 Primary Leaving Examinations
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is set to intensify inspection of schools to ensure that they meet the minimum requirements to offer education to pupils and students.
Kampala recorded an improvement in the 2016 Primary Leaving Examinations where of the 29,340 students that registered, 94.8% passed compared to last year's 94.5%. The results were released last week by the Ministry of Education.
KCCA deputy spokesperson Robert Kalumba said facilities including classrooms, sanitary facilities, and general cleanliness of the environment among others will be inspected to ensure that the lives of children studying in these schools are not endangered.
"We were 19th in the country in terms of municipalities and districts which I think is a good thing.
It's one thing for students sitting and passing exams and it's another thing having them sit exams in bad structures with teachers not attending to them" Kalumba said.
"The inspection will be looking out for such issues so as to give children a chance to perform well in these examinations" he added.
Kalumba said that the authority will also embark on securing schools' land titles to adequately plan for them because majority still lack them.
"Students are going to schools whose ownership is in question, some have been demolished and land taken away so we are working on acquiring as many land titles as possible for the schools" he said.