By Our reporter
The Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni has explained to Parliament why her Ministry together with Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB) reached a decision to release Primary Leaving Examination (PLE) results at Kampala Parents Main Hall on Friday (Tomorrow).
An earlier communication by UNEB indicated how the event will be hosted at a school which is owned by businessman Sudhir Ruparelia.
Janet was tasked to explain on Thursday by Budiope West legislator Robert Musoke who queried the sudden change of venue from Presidentâ€™s office to Kampala Parents.
The first Lady, flanked by her junior ministers; John Chrysostom Muyingo (Higher Education), Rosemary Seninde (Primary Education) and Hamson Obua (Sports) was appearing before the house committee on education and sports to present the Ministryâ€™s budget frame work paper for 2020/2021.
She told the MPs that the change of venue was caused by the damage of Air Conditioning system at Presidentâ€™s office hall which as a Ministry they think wouldnâ€™t be convenient to host people in such an environment.
But at the same time, the Ministry wasnâ€™t willing to pay for a venue anywhere in Kampala to release the results and that is how they found Sudhirâ€™s school which has offered them a free space to conduct the exercise.
â€œKampala Parents is a primary school it doesnâ€™t charge us; we are paying anything to release the results there.
â€œWe normally use the Presidentâ€™s office hall because we are strictly not willing to pay for halls when we have government halls. But it has had problems with its air conditioning and we canâ€™t put people in a place that has no fresh air. So we were looking for other place where we can go and yet not pay that is how we got into Kampala Parents.
I donâ€™t know the difference in government schools or private schools if we are not paying for our being there.
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