Education

Kigezi High School In Shs. 800M Debt

Kabale’s Kigezi High School, one of the oldest secondary schools in the south western sub region is indebted to a tune of 800 million shillings.

Stephen Mugume, the school head teacher says the shortfall arose from the ever growing school necessities especially foodstuffs, failure by parents to pay school fees in time and the decrease in the enrolment of the students.

He says the debt has been increasing for many years, and now he is certain they are unable to pay it off from their current incomes.

The head teacher says they are currently struggling with other projects such as completion of the Shs. 700M three storied building, which government started in 2010 and abandoned.

Mugume says they are now trying to beg government to help with the debt.

“The money we are collecting from the students can only help us run the school. We have to service the debt from elsewhere,” he said.

Mugume made the revelation on Monday while launching rehabilitation of the school’s Aggrey Dormitory and the girls’ bathrooms.

The work is being funded by the Kigezi high school old students association.

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The launch was presided over by the State Minister of for Finance and Economic Planning Minister, David Bahati.

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