Isabirye was interdicted for allegedly forging the signature of his supervisor Alex Omara Apitta the Commissioner for Physical Education and Sports and requisitioned for funds amounting to 20,728, 200 shillings.
By Wednesday out of over 200 education institutions distributed across Masaka district, the assessment team had inspected 174 centers, and had only issued 100 certificates of compliance to schools that passed the compliance tests.
Ignatius Koomu Kiwanuka the LCV Chairperson Nakaseke explains that residents are no longer willing to offer free land for school projects neither does the district has money to procure land from the residents.
Muhwezi who is also head of Secretariat Technical Vocational Education and Training Policy Working Group revealed that in the first phase the renovation works will be executed by Vambeco Enterprises Uganda at 9.4 billion shillings.
According to the minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni, they are worried that many students enroll at different education levels of education but a few are able to complete the cycle. According to 2009 Ministry of Education and Sports figures, 976,078 kids enrolled for primary one and the same figure was expected to sit for PLE in 2015. However, by the time they sat for their PLE in 2015, this number had reduced to 601777 pupils.
Zeep Construction Uganda Ltd was awarded contract on April 10 and handed the site on May 22nd to construct the seed Secondary School sitting on a 21 hectares’ piece of land with funds from World Bank worth 2.55 billion Shillings. However, five months down the road, the contractor has only done bush clearing and has since abandoned the site.
The ministry faults the schools for using the ‘unreliable tests’, some of which do not conform to the prescribed curriculum to assess learners. According to a circular issued on March 13, 2019, by the Commissioner for Private Schools Ismael Mulindwa, the practice is detrimental to the children’s future.