By Najibu Mulema
Parents and pupils of Bridge International Academies today stormed parliament protesting against government decisionto close the school.
Uganda’s high court on Friday ordered the closure of 63 Bridge International schools on grounds that the private school provided unhygienic learning conditions, used unqualified teacher and were not properly licensed.
Hours after Judge Patricia Basaza’s ruling,the ministry of Education said that they would move to enforce the directive today.
However,today pupils and parents matched to the parliament demanding for the speaker Rebecca Kadaga and President Yoweri Museveni’s intervention.
The group was intercepted by police led by CPS DPC Joseph Bakaleke advising them to first report to police if they need to be helped.
Bakaleke also advised parents and school owners to take children home and cautioned them on engaging children in such struggle.