Mixed Secondary School in Kawanda, Wakiso District has been turned into a labour recruitment
training centre. Prior to its
closure, the school had an enrollment of 150 students.
Beyongyera, the school proprietor said that the school could not continue
operating because they were not making profits after the number of students
reduced from 900 students to 150 before the lockdown.
He also says
as a school proprietor he has a right to change business since he was also affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We found that
we could not pay teachers and other expenses to sustain the school and we
decided to get jobs in other schools for the teachers we had while some of them
had already left”. Beyongyera narrated.
He adds that
they have decided to turn the school into a training ground for their labour
recruitment company Doxa International Company.
According to Beyongera, they will consider in the future whether they will revive
the school in the area.
Nalumansi one of the parents said that they did not receive information from
the school administration about the closure of the school. She says that
parents got to learn about it when they inquired why the school was not
that the school was easily accessible by her children and other learners in the
was near our residence and my two children were day scholars it was very easy
for them to access the school,” Nalumansi says.
Ate nga saagala mwana....
beyiiya nga nze”. //
another parent says that the school management should have informed the parents
and they look for other schools to enroll their children. Nakiwala adds that it
is frustrating to search for another school in the shortest time possible.
"Nanziramu nangamba nti....
Cue out: “…ng'abazadde
Namatovu who operates a restaurant near the school says that the closure of the
school is a blow to her business. Namatovu says that she used to sell food to
the teachers and students.