The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has asked the Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataha Museveni (pictured) to explain to Parliament why schools are charging varying Uganda National Examinations Boards (UNEB) fees to sit for final exams.
The Minister will appear before Parliament next week to update the country on the guidelines to be followed by schools while reopening after they were forced to close due to COVID-19.
Kadaga’s directive followed a matter raised by Kasambya County MP, Louis Gaffa Mbwatekamwa, who said the Ministry should clarify on varying UNEB fees schools are asking parents of candidate classes to pay.
Raising a matter of national importance, Mbatekamwa said ever since President Yoweri Museveni said candidate classes will resume studies on 4th June, different schools have been asking parents to start preparing money for UNEB.
He said figures vary between Shs80, 000 and Shs400, 000.
He also asked government to pay the UNEB fees for parents who have been left poor by the COVID-19 lockdown.