Ntinda based East High School closed business a few days ago after the deputy headmaster revealed that it was considering to turn into a single sex school majorly for the girls.
A document written and signed by the director of the school, Mr Abdul Khadir, explains that this came as a result of low turnout of students as the school reopened.
“As a result of the low turn up of students and the need to renovate the institution, on behalf of the board of directors, I regret to inform you that business at East High School Ntinda has been put on halt to facilitate the new developments…” part of the document reads.
Talking to the Daily Monitor, Mr Bosco Kalifa Khamis, the deputy head teacher said the decision was made by the board members of the school.
“When we sat to discuss how to better this school, we came up with the idea that we should have a girls’ school that will start operating in 2023. It requires the infrastructure that supports the girl child. It is on that ground that we want to use this academic year to develop that infrastructure without any interference from students on the campus,” Khamis said.
In Uganda, a number of schools have closed due to financial constraints that resulted from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.