By APN Reporter
A section of private school proprietors in Kabale district have opposed the directive from permanent secretary of ministry of education and sports directive not to increase school fees in 2018 academic year.
According to a letter dated October 24th 2017 from the Ministry of
Education and Sports Permanent Secretary Alex Kakooza to Education officers, no school head should increase school fees in the year 2018 before seeking permission from his office.
It when the Kabale district education officer Kenneth sabiti Baabo read the directive during a private school proprietors’ meeting under their association, Federation Of Non State Education institutions in kabale, FENEI that was held at UNATU offices in Kigongi ward central division of Kabale municipality.
The school Directors led by Joab Tumwebarize for Kabale trinity college, Alex Baguma for Kabale brainstorm High school said that the director is not fair since ministry does not restrict suppliers from increasing the prices.
The Directors were backed by the National vice chairperson who is also director for Global High School Mbarara Laban Kanywa who said that they are worried that schools that charge little money may be rendering sub standard services.
He added that they are considering forcing schools that charge low school fees to increase if they are to get all the facilities.
The Kabale district education officer Sabiiti Kenneth Baabo said that regulations from the government must be adhered to.
He advised the proprietors to use the provision of the circular where
permission of increment of fees will be given by the permanent secretary ,the district Chief administrative officer or the municipal town clerk.