By Ivan Mwine
The Ministry of Education has issued a new directed banning school heads and administrators to hire musicians to perform before students in the name of entertainment.
The directive, which streamlines the guidelines that school administrators are to follow whenever they wanted to entertain their students, were issued in a letter dated August 1, 2022 by Dr. Jane Egau Okou, who signed it on behalf of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education.
The circular reads in part thus; “Extracurricular activities in school normally mean sports and games, debate clubs etc. If schools need to entertain themselves then they can engage in acting plays or arrange concerts. However, inviting singers who dance erotic dances, naked in thee schools in the guise of extracurricular activities must be forbidden henceforth.”
“The purpose of this communication therefore, is to inform all concerned to ban performances of this nature from school grounds. Clear guidelines will soon be officially issued by the Ministry of Education and Sports,” the circular concludes.
It should however be noted that the new directive from the Ministry of Education comes a few days after famous musician Sheebah Karungi got involved in a spat with Sarag Achieng Opendi, the Tororo District Woman Member of Parliament , who assured her to stop dressing indecently whenever she is performing before students.
The saga arose after Sheebah performed for students at one of the schools in metropolitan Kampala dressed on very provocative costumes.
However, when Minister Opendi raised the concern, a very unapologetic Sheebah said during a TV interview that it is not her duty to raise kids and that disciplining them is not her job but that of the parents.