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Juliet Nambi Namuddu, the Director of Education in KCCA, says a team of KCCA officials visited the school on Wednesday evening and were shocked to learn from pupils that three of them share a single bed. When KCCA visited the hostel this morning, the hostel didnot have a proper dustbin and the latrines were smelly and dirty.
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Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA has closed the boys' hostel at MK International School in Busega citing poor hygiene and accommodation standards.

KCCA officials visited the school Thursday morning and found the hostel latrines dirty and smelly. 

The hostel was also filled up with triple Decker beds squeezed together leaving a narrow exit for pupils.  

The team also saw some mattresses on the floor, which one of the matrons claimed were donated to the school but have since been abandoned. 

However, another matron claimed the mattresses were confiscated from fees defaulters.  

The corridors were also littered with boxes used by pupils to store their belongings. 

Juliet Nambi Namuddu, the Director of Education in KCCA, says a team of KCCA officials visited the school on Wednesday evening and were shocked to learn from pupils that three of them share a single bed.

She also says they found out that apart from sharing beds, some of the pupils share the mattresses that on the floor.

 

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After visiting the hostel, KCCA officials went to the school that is about a kilometer away.    

The officials, who were accompanied by the Resident City Commissioner, Daniel Kabunga Ssentamu and Busega Councilor, Rehema Figeri held a closed door meeting with the school management.

They tasked the school management to provide documents relating to the school including registration certificate and details of staff by close of business today.

KCCA also instructed MK international School to release all pupils under the boarding section less than five years of age to their families effective immediately.

The meeting also resolved that before the school open for second term, it should meet the required standards including renewing its license, provide proper accommodation for children and maintain proper hygiene.   

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The school director was away at the time of the meeting. None of the school administrators could comment. Only the Matron, Betty Achao could speak.  

She denied allegations that pupils sleep in terrible conditions and the hygiene was unpleasant. 

Achao said they have about one hundred pupils in the hostel but none of them share a bed. 

However, our report was able to count only 14 triple Decker beds, which implies that they can accommodate 42 pupils.

 

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The RCC Sesentamu promised to closely watch the school until the term closes.   

 

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