None of the students has completed registration for the Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board-UBTEB exams, which are scheduled to start on April 8th, 2021. The remaining 46 students are also likely to drop out of school should they fail to find sponsors.
Ssempebwa says tourism in Ssese is beyond resting on beaches and in hotels, which many people focus on but rather even the undiscovered sites that can make a positive impact if well established. He says they have opened up the museum purposely to allow tourists discover the history of Ssese islands.
Kalangala district has a total of 23 primary schools spread in nine out of the 63 habited islands. It has three secondary schools and two tertiary institutions. But with a population of 5,800 school going children, only 254 children are able to complete primary seven every year on average.
The strike started on Monday when angry students turned rowdy and started vandalizing the institutionâ€™s property to protest the decision by Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) to increase registration fees from 50,000 to 65,000 shillings.
Dominic Ssebagala, a teacher at Kasekulo primary school in Kalangala is in trouble for allegedly destroying school property and violence. Sebagala was arrested by cops yesterday after he went on rampage and attacked several teachers and pupils.