PHOTOS: 4 Schools Demolished In Mbarara

Jesus Cares was left in ruins

UPL, advice try Tuesday fixtures
Bright Stars v Kira Young FC – Matugga
Soana v URA – Kavumba RC
SC Villa v Rwenshama – Nakivubo

SC Villa coach Sam Simbwa has warned his players that they must fight harder if they are to retain a Uganda Premier League lead after they temporarily hit the summit scrapping through a 1-0 win over minnows Sadolin last week .’

Villa will return to the log apex if they beat in-form Rwenshama at Nakivubo today.

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Simbwa has emphasised the importance of winning games at their Nakivubo Stadium and having discipline too. Their game is one of four lined up on the day. Villa are level on 36 points with leaders KCC but are second having scored four goals less than Lugogo side.

“This is our chance to go top and keep there if we have any chance of winning the league this season, against a team like Rwenshama we need a bit more fight and a bit more determination to make sure it’s not going to be an embarrassing evening, ” Simbwa tells ChimpSport.

“I want to see more discipline in the team, players following what I tell them to do and respecting others,” he adds.

Last week, the 16-time record champions were thrown into turmoil when a spat between coaching staff versus playmaker and senior player Steven Bengo. He was handed a one-month suspension and will not take part today’s game against an in-form Rwenshama coached by Charles Ayiekoh who have won too difficult games on a trot since the UPL second round of games commenced.

Chrizestom Ntambi, scorer of the winner against Sadolin will be Simbwa’s go-to man in the absence of Bengo the club’s topscorer with 5 goals. Ntambi, who was acquired in the offseason window, left Villa in 2011 to join Vietnamese side Navibank. He also had a stint with Express and did have trials with South Africa’s Polokwane City last year.

Elsewhere, Uganda Cup champions URA who secured a last gasp equalizer against BUL F.C in the opener of the second round last Friday travel to Kavumba in Wakiso to face Soana while Fred Kajoba’s Bright Stars welcome Kira Young to Matugga.
A number of Parents and learners are screening other options after government authorities razed down four schools for falling below the required standards.

The schools are Jesus Cares SS, more about Mbarara Comfort School, buy more about Mbarara Junior Town School, Jupiter High School, which were demolished in an operation headed by Mbarara Town Clerk Johnson Munono Baryantuma together with Deputy RDC Mosses Mwebesa and the Education Officer Francis Benon Tumwebaze.

Mbarara schools which wetre demolished yesterday on     Tuesday (5)

Mbarara College on the other hand was given a brief grace period of one week to relocate to somewhere else.

In December last year, authorities in Mbarara Municipality closed down another 61 schools for lacking the required basic standards, and were ordered not to reopen until the requirements are met.

Town Clerk Johnson Baryantuma [in suit] and other officials during the demolition

Town Clerk Johnson Baryantuma [in suit] and other officials during the demolition

While demolishing the four, the Town Clerk Baryantuma Munono said that enough notices had been issued though radio announcements and memos.

He said that the schools demolished had dilapidated structures that placed the lives of the learners in peril.

Munono further told Chimpreports that most of the demolished schools were not registered with the education department and lacked qualified teachers, besides operating in dilapidated structures.

Mbarara schools which wetre demolished yesterday on     Tuesday (1)

Parents too, he said, were warned against paying fees to these schools and that those who adamantly went on and paid should blame the loss on themselves.

The Principal Education Officer Tumwebaze noted that demolition of schools would continue to ensure that schooling standards are maintained in the district.


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