January 29, 2015

KCCA Licenses 1160 Schools To Operate in 2015

A total of 1160 Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools will only be allowed to open for first term 2015 in Kampala Capital City.

KCCA Spokesperson Peter Kauju
KCCA Spokesperson Peter Kauju

 

Six Tertiary institutions complete the list of the schools and institutions that have passed the minimum requirements for a school to offer learning to pupils and students.

Officials from KCCA say they have been inspecting the facilities in the different schools to ensure that the lives of children studying in these schools are not put to danger.

Among the facilities inspected include; classrooms, sanitary facilities, the general cleanliness of the environment, safety measures and the security of the school premises.

Also inspected is the human resource of the schools to deliver the right materials to the learners.

The list doesn’t include schools that have had their licenses withdrawn, it shows only those that have been licensed and those that have no license, but have met the minimum standards set and are recommended for licensing.

There are 130 secondary schools, 621 primary schools, 403 nursery schools and six tertiary institutions.

The tertiary institutions that are licensed to operate include; Crane Polytechnic, Nakawa Vocational Training Institute, St Barnabas Vocational Institute, Public Health Nursing College, Butabika School Of Psychiatric Nursing and Butabika School Of Clinical Officers.

Peter Kauju, the spokesperson of KCCA says this time, the rules are different.

He says last year, they sympathized with the schools because they conducted the exercise of registration when the term had begun and therefore had to suspend it so that pupils would complete the year.

He says this year; there will be no excuse for school proprietors to open without meeting the minimum standards.

He says the authority has already assembled a law enforcement team to take on the proprietors who will not comply.

He says those who do not comply will face the legal proceedings. Kauju has also asked the parents to check with the authority before registering their kids for the beginning of the year to avoid being disappointed.

The KCCA spokesperson says KCCA will not tolerate anyone who would want to use backdoor to operate a quark school that doesn’t meet the standards set by the ministry of education;

Last year, the authority issued a list of school and later on withdrew it saying there were mix ups in the list.

However, Kauju says this year, all the issues that affected the process last year have been addressed and the list issued is a credible one after due diligence was done to ensure that no mistakes occur.

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