More than 500 pupils are stranded following the closure of six private schools in Nkooko Sub-county, Kakumiro District after they were found running below minimum operational standards.
The schools were closed on Tuesday during an operation conducted by the district education department in conjunction with the police.
The schools closed include God is Able Nursery and Primary School, Blue Angels School, St Owen, Trinity Academy, St Balikudembe School and Kahyoro Primary School.
The Kakumiro District Education Officer, Mr William Baleke, on Tuesday said most of the schools were found operating without minimum operational requirements such as classroom structures and toilet facilities.
However, some of the affected parents have, however, protested against the closure of the schools, saying the closed schools were doing a great service in educating their children.
They accused the district education department of practicing double standards, claiming that several government schools were also operating below minimal standards but they have not been closed.
The directors of the closed schools pleaded for leniency in vain.
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