Kampala Parents School, as run by the Ruparelia group, will soon expand its services to Entebbe, with a state-of-the-art multi-billion shilling complex, later this year.
The complex will house a nursery, secondary and a branch of Victoria University, among others. The news came during a graduation ceremony for 270 former P7 pupils of the school, recently. According to the school’s director, Rajiv Ruparelia, they had already secured land in Entebbe, to build what he described as a multipurpose education complex.
“We have taken a deliberate decision to invest heavily in the education sector because we believe the future of the nation begins at school,” Rajiv said. [The project] is geared towards providing high-quality education to the population of Uganda and beyond.”
He explained that the expansion was driven by the need to reach more parents and learners. However, he added that the pupil population had surpassed the total accommodative capacity of the Naguru campus.
Rajiv hoped that parents and teachers would acknowledge the contribution made by the Ruparelia group to the development of education in Uganda.
When some Muslim parents challenged the school principal Daphane Kato about a prayer space for their children in the school, Ruparelia was quick to intervene by explaining that while they would not build a mosque, there was a room for praying. Construction is expected to start later this year.