Over 100 Schools In Mukono Remain Closed Over Poor Hygiene As New Term Starts

By Serestino Tusingwire

More than 100 private schools have been closed in Mukono district for failing to meet the Ministry of Education’s basic standards on sanitation and building structures.

The closure comes days after the state minister for primary education, Nansubuga Seninde directed officials to shutdown schools that do not comply with the laid down standards.

Authorities in Mukono district carried out operations across all the schools in the district to ensure that all the schools possess conducive atmosphere for their students.

Most of these schools were found with crumbled rooms and others lacked proper buildings.

“Students study in unfinished buildings which puts their lives in danger,” the district health inspector who was part of the team said.

As students return to their respective schools for the start of first term’s academic business, the ministry insists that all schools must comply with all the basic schools for them to be allowed to continue operating.

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