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Voice of Hope Primary School Gulu Closed

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Gulu Municipal Council on Wednesday closed indefinitely Voice of Hope primary school in Keyi A vsub ward, Bar-dege division, leaving over 400 pupils including 47 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) candidates stranded.

The private school, run by Voice of Salvation Ministries, a born again church, was closed over expired operation license and ownership wrangles.

Richard Irwenyo, the Gulu Municipal Education officer (MEO) who overshow the closure told Mega FM that the school was closed in the best interest of the pupils and the parents.

According to Irwenyo, municipal council wrote to the school on November 29, 2019 not to re-open but the school administrators ignored the directive.

However, Pastor Clement Ogaba, the director of school protested the closer claiming its being done in bad faith though he admitted that the operation license of the school had expired and they could not renew the license of the school due to ownership wrangle.

The school was established in 2008 with funding from Fields of Life, a UK based Christian charity organization.

It was to operate as a community school and Voice of Salvation Ministry was tasked with overseeing the activities of the school.

However, the school is now being claimed by a number of individuals who have since registered the school as a private entity by shares instead of guarantee.

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