RUKUNGIRI. Makobore High School, one of Rukungiri District’s oldest boys’ school, has been turned into a mixed institution. The O- Level and A-level school was established in 1967 by the Church of Uganda as the only boys secondary school.
However, the foundation body of the school, has communicated that starting February 6, the school will be admitting both girls and boys and will have both day and boarding sections.
The North Kigezi diocesan education secretary, the Rev Amos Katushabe, told Daily Monitor on Sunday that announcements have been sent to churches and local radio stations inviting female students to apply and join the institution.
Rev Katushabe said the move is intended to end student strikes that have dogged the school over the years.
“We have taken the decision, we shall see how it works,” he said.
The school has over the years suffered waves of students’ strikes, occurring almost every term.
The school management has always worked to end strikes in vain.
The school used to be one of the best in the country with enrollment of more than 700 students.
However, at the end of last term, it had enrollment of 150 students.
When contacted, the headmaster, Brian Twebaze confirmed the development.
Number of students at makobore high school