Non-State Education Institutions Want School Registration Process Decentralised
Following government’s action to close all schools that don’t meet the required registration and licensing standards, now school owners under their body, Federation of non state education institutions are demanding that government sets up a one stop centre where school owners can go for registration and licensing of their schools.
A good number of schools across the country are facing closure on the directives from the education ministry as a means to crack down institutions that don’t meet the required standards of providing quality education to the next generation of Uganda.
According to the vice chairperson of the federation, Hajati Ndifuuna Matovu, the current registration and licensing process of schools used by the mother ministry is hectic making it hard for the school proprietors and the education ministry to fulfill what the whole process requires thus the laxity from the school owners plus the registration and licensing official.
Meanwhile, the secretary general of the federation, Patrick Kaboyo notes that most of the schools currently facing closure submitted their registration and licensing files to the education ministry but are surprised to fall victims. Kaboyo adds that the slow pace at which the process is handled has caused a backlog leaving many schools un licensed.He then calls for a better system that is computerized where private school owners are given slots to be part in the whole vetting process since they are the main stake holders.