By Mike Musisi
The publicist for the National Resistance Movement (NRM) in Mukono district Mark Kabunga has cautioned school inspectors in Mukono Municipality whom he blamed for exerting undue pressure on private schools for lacking a few modalities, to stop the practice forthwith.
“We have registered complaints of a lot of hardship encountered by private school proprietors especially in Mukono Municipality sometimes to the extent of de-registering them without giving an opportunity to make amends,and we are seriously looking at this”,he warned.
Kabunga was on Sunday officiating at the sports day festivities for Ntaawo Bright Grammar Primary School in Mukono Central Division; he represented the State Minister for Water Ronald Kibuule who was out of the country.
He was sad to note that sometimes, government schools in worse and more hazardous conditions are left scot free, and private schools are given closure orders for lacking similar requirements, and warned that this injustice will not be tolerated.
The district NRM spokesperson noted that private schools have done a great job in covering up gaps created by inadequacy of government schools, adding that today, they are on record for being better performers than government-aided schools.
He was responding to an earlier complaint by the Director for the Ntaawo school Wilberforce Luutu, to the effect that private schools are sometimes denied registration opportunities at the slightest instigation, and added that inspectors seem to take pleasure in closing such schools.
Luutu had also complained over unfair taxation imposed on private schools,and added that coupled with taxed logistics like scholastic materials, teaching has been made a lot inconvenient for them.