The Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni has warned head teachers and directors of schools against the incessant increment of school fees.
In a speech read for her by the State Minister in charge of Higher Education John Chrysosotom Muyingo, while officiating at the release of the UCE results on Wednesday at the Prime Minister’s office, Mrs. Museveni observed that the practice is exploitative to the parents.
“Schools should not increase fees without the approval of the Permanent Secretary,” the Minister directed, and also warned school authorities against levying charges like ‘building fund’.
According to Mrs. Museveni, such costs make education expensive, leading to a high dropout rate which in turn increases the rate of illiteracy.
“I have directed the Permanent Secretary to investigate the matter so that appropriate action can be taken,” she revealed.
In the past many schools have gone against government directives and increased school fees structures, while others are in the habit of asking for various requirements.
Meanwhile, the selection of S5 students will take place on Feb 14-15, 2018 at UMA Show Grounds.