First lady Janet Museveni stops schools from increasing school fees
The decision comes at a time when many schools in the country had opted to increase fees as a way to raise money to pay back school loans.
The Minister of Education stopped schools from asking parents to pay top-up fees for learners in Senior Three.
Many schools in Kampala and Wakiso were asking parents to pay between 600,000 and 900,000 Shillings on average as a top-up.
Janet Kataha Museveni, the Minister of Education and Sports in a televised address asked all schools to cease increasing fees or ask parents of learners in S.3 to pay top-ups and maintain the fees structures as they were before the first COVID-19 induced Lockdown.
Janet also noted that schools should stop from undertaking big Infrastructure projects and desist from instituting unnecessary requirements such as mandatory covid-19 tests.
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