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International School Drags Parent To Court Over Shs80m Tuition Debt

Galaxy International School has dragged a parent to court over non-payment of shs80m in school fees for his four children

Documents filed before the High Court in Kampala by the school accountant, Ms Margaret Naimanye, indicate that Galaxy International School enrolled Clement Rugomwa’s four children during the academic year 2016-2017.

The school accountant in his suit indicates that Mr Rugomwa was expected to pay tuition and other administrative fees for his children for the period she was enrolled as a pupil at the school.

Ms Naimanye explains that the defendant complied with his tuition obligations for some time, but later started defaulting on his payment obligations which was duly communicated to him on several occasions.

“Following the failure of the defendant to pay his children’s tuition arrears and outstanding fees, his children were consequently dismissed from the school,” reads in apart the court documents.

Court documents indicate that at the time the children were dismissed from school, Mr Rugomwa owed the school the sum of USD 21,602 (over Shs80million) which debt he has refused or neglected to pay and settle.

“Through its employees and lawyers, the plaintiff (Galaxy International School) has made several demands for payment of the outstanding amount, but these have all gone unheeded by the defendant,” documents further read.

Mr Rugomwa has been summoned to file his defense over the allegations within 15 days of the date of filing on December 14, 2018.

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The file has been allocated to Justice Lydia Mugabe for hearing.

 

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