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According to Kasadakawo, they were tipped off that the three schools were conducting normal lessons despite the closure of schools. He explains that the act of teaching pupils during lockdown amounts to disobedience of the directives issued by the Ministry of Education and Sports.
The Iganga district police commander, Keneth Muheirwe addressing pupils. courtesy photo.

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Iganga District Education Officer, Baker Kasadakawo has embarked on the process of revoking the licenses of three schools for violating the ongoing closure of schools nationwide as part of the COVID-19 containment measures.  

The affected schools are St. Mary’s junior school, Bat Villa nursery and primary school and Victory primary school, all in Iganga Municipality. Trouble for the schools started on Tuesday when they were found conducting normal lessons with dozens of learners.  

According to Kasadakawo, they were tipped off that the three schools were conducting normal lessons despite the closure of schools. He explains that the act of teaching pupils during lockdown amounts to disobedience of the directives issued by the Ministry of Education and Sports.  

Kasadakawo says that they have acquired all the necessary evidence required to revoke the licenses of the affected schools.   

//Cue in: “quite a number…   

Cue out…to operate again,”//    

Kenneth Muheirwe, the Iganga District Police Commander, says that although the directors of the affected schools are still at large, they managed to apprehend seven teachers during their raid on Monday.

He warns to crackdown on teachers who are conducting lessons within their homes.  

//Cue in: “a strong warning…   

Cue out:…cannot control themselves,”//      

While easing the second lockdown, president, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni said schools would resume in January 2022 once all teachers and some of the learners are fully vaccinated against the virus. 

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