Patrick Nyonyintono the Director Kann High school says that several parents are making phone calls to the school administrators pleading with them to allow their children as they look for the school fees. However, they are finding it hard to allow them back because many still have arrears.
A section of schools are struggling to operate after parents failed to pay fees. School administrators say that several parents are pleading with them to allow their children study without paying fees.
Last week candidates reported back to school for the third term, but some headteachers,
argue that one of the challenges affecting the smooth running of the schools is
the failure of parents to remit fees.
Patrick Nyonyintono the Director Kann High school says that several parents are
making phone calls to the school administrators pleading with them to allow their
children as they look for the school fees. However, they are finding it hard to
allow them back because many still have arrears.
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Moses Musonge, the headteacher Ebenezer Primary School says they
are facing a challenge of inadequate funds to manage the day to day activities of
the school. He says that some parents are yet to pay school fees for the
Musonge explains that as a school they have several things to
prepare for which require adequate funds. He says that if the government reopens
schools, the school will need more funds to put in place the Covid-19 standard operating
procedures. He adds that although they are financially constrained, they will
try to put some measures in place.
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Another headteacher Kassim Male of Ebenezer Secondary school explains that
parents need to understand that as private schools their only source of survival
is the school fees.
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Benon Ntege the headteacher Winter Land describes the situation of fees
defaulters as challenging, noting that they find it hard to send them back
home. He says that some parents are not in the position to pay school fees,
because they were affected by the Covid-19 restrictions.
“We don’t want to interfere with the candidates' concentration as
time is limited for them and with the COVID 19 issues but I think we have no option,
money is needed,” Ntege says.
Since schools were reopened for learners in candidate classes, school managers
and proprietors have been lamenting the lack of funds to run the schools. They
argue that the fees collected from candidates are inadequate.