Uganda: Owners Put 600 Schools Up for Sale Over Covid-19

Sumary of Uganda: Owners Put 600 Schools Up for Sale Over Covid-19:

  • At total of 600 private schools across the country are at the verge of being sold over unpaid loans and accumulated interest..
  • Addressing journalists at their offices in Namuwongo, Kampala, yesterday, the Secretary General of National Private Education Institutions Association Uganda, Dr Wako Muzinge, said banks have started deducting money from their accounts..
  • The chairperson of the association, Mr Kirabira Hasadu, said the government in January pledged Shs2.4 trillion stimulus package to help private schools struggling with loans..
  • Mr Hasadu also reminded the government to release the Shs20b relief the President promised teachers in private schools after they went months without pay last year..
  • Dr Sarah Nkonge Muwonge, a director of several schools and the vice chairperson of central region, said some private schools will not be able to pay their teachers following the second lockdown..
  • “Teachers who are going to be affected most are the ones in private schools because all the school fees parents have been paying have been deducted by the banks..
  • Thousands of teachers and their supervisors at the Ministry of Education have been at loggerheads over delayed access to Shs20 billion that Mr Museveni promised..
  • Sign up for free AllAfrica Newsletters Meanwhile, the private schools owners have asked the government to avoid abrupt closure of schools without working on modalities on how learners would be transported home….

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