COVID-19 Cash Bonanza: Students Denied Admission Unless They Buy School-made Masks

COVID-19 Cash Bonanza: Students Denied Admission Unless They Buy School-made Masks

By Norman Isaac Mwambazi

On Thursday October 15th, 2020, schools that were cleared to reopen by the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education and Sports for completion of their first term, opened doors to students in candidate classes, amidst observing the set Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

One of the must-have requirements for every student is a facemask, whereby every student is required to have at least four of them, and parents made sure they equip their children with them. All was well until some schools decided to sell their own masks and refused to admit students who did not buy them.

One such school, according to a source, is Gombe Secondary School in Butambala District, which has made its own masks bearing the school’s badge and other details. When students reported yesterday, the school did not allow them to register unless they bought the school’s facemasks that were being sold at the school for Shs20,000 each.

ExposedUganda.com has learnt that several school around the country have since joined the cash bonanza in selling their own school-branded masks.

However, our efforts to reach out to the administrators of Gombe S.S for a comment about the matter was futile because their telephone lines were constantly busy.

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