The SHAK JUNIOR SCHOOL is a mixed (nursery and primary) private school in the Bulabakulu community. Bulabakulu is located two hours drive north of the state capital Kampala in the Luwero district (Zirobwe sub-district). At present 126 children are taught by 9 full-time teachers. As a private institution it is obliged to teach in accordance with the rules and agreements of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Uganda.
In addition, Islamic and Catholic religious education is provided, each according to the rules and regulations of the respective religious community.
Up to now, the school has been financed exclusively by the parents’ school fees. There is no state support, no support from the community and no donations from the religious communities. If unforeseen gaps in the financing occur, the owner and director must help out with their private assets. He himself does not receive a salary from the school. He lives from the income his wife earns from a shop in Kampala.
In addition, the school has to live with a contradiction. On the one hand, it is supposed to be a school for the weak/disadvantaged, i.e. for children also from low-income lower classes and from households with almost no income at all. Consequently, the school fees have to be appropriately low in order to enable these classes to attend school in the first place. On the other hand, the aim is to provide the most comprehensive and good school education possible in a well-equipped environment.
The school was closed from mid-March 2020 to April 12, 2021 due to the corona pandemic, which was also rampant in Uganda. Since Monday, at least fourth and fifth grade children (P4 and P5) have been allowed to go to school again.