Why Are Uganda's Schools Disappearing?

By Nangayi Guyson

Kampala — The bulldozers razed Nabagereka Primary School to the ground, leaving nothing but rubble and classroom detritus.

Rose Nakamya heard about her school's demolition when she was watching the morning news two weeks before she was due back at Nabagereka for the new school term.

"No one told us that our school would be demolished," Nakamya said. "I think our government doesn't care much about our schools."

January's demolition of Nabagereka is just one example of a worrying trend in Uganda - public schools are being evicted so private developers can use the land for commercial purposes.

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