By Martha Nakimuli
Kampala Capital City Authority has announced its plans of closing down all substandard schools in the city .The move follows an inspection which was carried out at the beginning of the First Term of 2013 where a number of schools were advised not to open if they do not meet the standards set by the KCCA education department.
On Monday , Annie Galiwango KCCAA’s Director Education and Social Services told the press that the schools to be closed lack the essential learning facilities, safety measures like fire outbreak controls and good sanitation . She added that most of these schools are located in Kawempe and Makindye division.
Galiwango advised all parents to desist from taking their children to schools which are not lincenced and those of poor quality adding that they will be inconvenienced if they are closed.
The eight guidelines which were earlier issued to schools cover sanitation measures, dormitories and other related accommodation facilities, classrooms, food and hygiene, school furniture, water supplies, safety promotions and injury prevention, provisions for persons with special needs, and medical and dental care services.
Other areas covered in the guidelines are the infrastructure safety, land, compound and aesthetics, and laboratory provisions.