Over 200 unlicensed Schools in Jinja district face closure because they are operating without a license, Paul Baliraine, the inspector of schools in the district has revealed.
During the launch of this operation on Thursday, Baliraine revealed that as a district they have embarked on a move to close all the schools that do not meet the minimum requirements are per the guidelines from the ministry of Education, Sports and Technology.
By the end of day one over 20 schools mostly Bridge international schools were closed in Mafubira, Bugembe and Wanyange.
Some of the closed schools were found operating under dilapidated structures whereas others were found operating under the trees.
Many of the affected learners especially those in Primary Seven said they couldn’t get a vacancy elsewhere since most schools do not allow admission in candidate classes.
Their pleas fell on deaf ears.
Baliraine revealed that their operations shall be continuous through the year to ensure that all schools that do not meet the minimum requirements do not operate in Jinja district.
“We have engaged the proprietors of these schools on several occasions to ensure that their schools meet the standards but they have deliberately refused to oblige,” said Baliraine.