The Kasana-Luweero Catholic Diocese has set up an Education Inspectorate Authority charged with overseeing and monitoring operations of the schools it runs.
The Authority is also charged with regulating school fees and other requirements that the church founded 160 primary schools, 17 secondary schools and seven technical institutes, the 11 nursery schools and one pastoral center require.
Mr. Boniface Ssentongo, the Chairperson of the Authority says initially the focus had been on inspecting infrastructure, enrollment and staffing among others but now they have picked interest in regulating school requirements and fees demanded from parents.
He explains that some requirements are exaggerated whereas others are unnecessary to not only the performance of learners but also operations of the schools. Mr. Sentongo speaking……..
The development comes at time when parents including the Catholic faithful are crying out over hiked school fees charged by private, public and government aided schools.
The regulations however have not yet been passed by cabinet but as the country awaits the regulation, the education minister, Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni has guided that schools don’t increase the fees but rather maintain what they were charging in the third term.
Hon. Janet speaking……….
Meanwhile, Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa the Luweero District Kadhi says that fees increment is a great concern and he has ordered that all 35 Muslim-founded schools maintain fees structure as per last term. END