King's College Budo warns against S1 admission scam

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King's College Budo warns against S1 admission scam
King's College Budo says admission for S1 is complete.

KAMPALA -There are fraudsters on the loose and they are targeting unsuspecting parents and guardians ahead of Senior One admissions, King's College Budo has warned.

The school says fraudsters are posing as its administration officials and soliciting money for admissions.

In a notice released on Monday, shortly after the publication of the admission list for successful entrants, the Headteacher, John Fred Kazibwe, emphasized the presence of con men contacting parents of Primary Seven leavers, falsely promising placements at the prestigious school in exchange for money.

"It has come to the knowledge of the administration that some unscrupulous individuals, using the phone numbers 0778128637 and 0414674207, are reaching out to parents of primary leavers, urging them to send money to secure placements for their children at the school," said Kazibwe in a statement circulated on the school’s social media platforms.

Kazibwe clarified that admissions at King’s College Budo are not for sale, and that any such solicitations should be disregarded or reported to the school authorities immediately.

"We wish to inform the general public that placements at the school are not for sale. Any message or phone call from anyone asking for money on behalf of the school administration should be ignored and treated with the contempt it deserves," he added.

The headteacher reiterated that official admission processes must be followed for any student seeking entry into the school, emphasizing the school's commitment to fair and transparent admissions procedures.

Additionally, Kazibwe revealed that the school has reported the matter to the police, who are conducting investigations into the scam.

"We hope that sooner rather than later, these extortionists will be arrested and face the long arm of the law," he stated.

As admissions for S.1 students at King's College Budo are currently closed, the school has announced that successful candidates admitted on merit can collect their admission documents starting on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Parents and guardians are advised to present a copy of the payment slip for school fees, as well as the original Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) results slip and the identity card of the child’s former school during the collection process.

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