Ismael Walujo Mukankadi, the Chairperson of Sunni Muslim Jamait Ltd told Uganda Radio Network that they have since written to Mbale city authorities their intention to withdraw the school from government aid.
Sarah Nabude, who was teaching at Joy Blessed, a private Primary School in Mbale is one of the over 30 affected teachers. She says that after applying for the job, she was called to sit for interviews in December and received her appointment letter and was posted to Buzalanzo Primary School.
Kizito said that money will mainly support students studying sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
He said they decided to extend the application service application centers nearer to the students who need to continue with their education but cannot afford to pay for themselves.
The Ministry of Education and Sports Constructed the block in 2013 to decongest the highly populated Muslim founded school. However, a report by the school headteacher to the newly appointed Board of Governors, saying that the city council authorities have since condemned the block.
According to the letter, only a small number of staff will continue to work at each Campus to keep the University continue offering basic and critical services and these will be paid 50% of the normal salary during the period of the lockdown.
The letter further states that the other staff members will continue to be away as has been the case since 20th March, 2020 when the University temporarily closed down.
The Minister who had visited IUIU main campus in Mbale on Friday to assess their preparedness and capacity to embrace the E-Learning program due to the Covid19 Pandemic said that the institution is incurring high costs in only providing internet to the Students and Lectures.
In the districts of Pallisa, Bududa, Busia, and Mbale, a number of parents say that it is overwhelming for the government to task parents who are struggling to get food to purchase or even photocopying the learning materials. They add that the interventions are impractical in an area that does not have a constant power supply, and where people can hardly afford to sustain power bills, smartphones and internet data.
In a memo issued to students during their congress on Thursday, Dr. Abdul Kaziba Mpaata, the Vice Rector In charge of Finance and Administration at IUIU, said students will be released this Friday and will receive their remaining lectures for this semester online.
They warn that unless the situation changes within two weeks’ time they will torch university buildings. “For us International students we pay a lot of money. We shall show them in two weeks what it means to respect students as partners,” reads the letter.
The fire that is suspected to have started from one of the dormitories near the mosque reduced properties to ashes before it was contained by the Police Fire Brigade. Textbooks, classroom work, mattresses, case boxes, clothing and utensils, belonging to 50 students were all destroyed.
Mutinye started teaching at Kamonkoli Secondary School in Mbale up to 1999 when he was transferred to Bulucheke SS in Bududa district where he taught until 2018. He was then transferred to Mbale High School last year where he is currently teaching Geography both at Ordinary and Advanced levels.