The Ministry of Education and Sports has set 30th June 2023 as the deadline for the re-registration of private schools across the country.
Five years ago, the Ministry of Education and Sports recalled the licenses of all private schools and ordered them to register afresh to obtain new certificates of registration valid for only five years.
According to the Ministry of Education, the process is aimed at ensuring that all the schools that were licensed by the Ministry still follow the required standards.
George Mutekanga the Assistant Commissioner in Charge of Private Schools and Institutions says that although a big number of schools have been registered, many others are yet to adhere to the directive.
He said that the Ministry of Education and Sports has set 30th June as the deadline for exercise and thereafter publish in the gazette all schools that are registered to operate in Uganda.
Mutekanga says that schools that will miss in the gazette will be deemed illegal to operate and be closed down.
Daniel Ssajjabi the Chairperson of Luwero Private Schools’ Association says that the delay to register was due to COVID-19 disruption and financial constraints but the schools are working to obtain the new registration certificates.
Under this arrangement, the education ministry recalled all the over 17,858 private schools’ registration licenses. End