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DEFIANCE! Schools Reject Education Ministry Guidelines On Fees

Several schools have defied a directive by the Ministry of Education not to increase tuition for next academic year.

Some schools have already broken off for third term holidays and, many have gone ahead to increase school fees despite a ministry circular putting a stop to the increment of school fees for all schools in the country.

At schools like Lohana Primary School, Hormisdallen, Happimost Primary School, and Salvation Army Nursery School all in Kampala, fees for next year have been increased by up to 100,000 shillings.

Catherine Rose Wanyana, head teacher Lohana Primary School says that they are increasing school fees to cater for their pupils effectively. The school has increased their tuition by Shs. 100,000 from Shs.800,000 last year to 900,000 per term beginning next year.

“We have not increased our school fees in a while. Even during this year when there was a food shortage we maintained our fees structure for the whole year. This time round we have no option but to increase since we want to maintain the quality school services that we avail to all our children,” Wanyana said.

Edward Tindikhawa, the head teacher Happimost Primary School, says they increased the tuition for only candidate classes to be able to cover the cost the cost of remedial classes.

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