Muhanga vocational school closed over poor standard

On 9 February 2018 at 02:53

A vocational and Training School, Unique Academy in Muhanga District has been closed after establishing that it had been operating without the minimum requirements.

The school was closed this week following the Minister of State in charge of Technical Vocational Education and Training in the Ministry of Education, Olivier Rwamukwaya visit in the school on February 4th.

The decision also followed two notices to which the school did not heed, unable to provide vocational education and was requesting them to fill all requirements.

Muhanga District vice-mayor in charge of social affairs, Fortune Mukagatana requested teachers and parents to facilitate children enroll in other schools.

Speaking to IGIHE, Mukagatana said that they implemented minister’s decision of November 8th last year which required the school not to admit other students before meeting the minimum requirements.

“The closure was not abrupt but followed Workforce Development Authority’s (WDA) recommendation after establishing that the school did not meet requirements to offer vocational studies, so we closed them ,” she explained.

Unique Academy Head Teacher, Jean Ntezirizaza told IGIHE that after implementing all recommendations, they wrote to WDA requesting for permission to continue operation.

“Following the January 25th evaluation by WDA officials, we implemented their recommendations like constructing male students’ dormitory and buying new ICT equipment. All such needs have been met and still waiting from confirmation letter,” he explained.