Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) will take over the students who have been studying at GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala (CIK) in Luzira, Rajiv Ruparelia, the managing director of KISU has said.
“Yes, we want to help them. Many parents in Uganda are sending their children to KISU whose education is based on international curricula. KISU offers the British curriculum International General Certificate of Secondary Education and General Certificate of Education,” Rajiv said.
On learning that CIK is closing down, shifted and enrolled at KISU. In August, Riz Ahmed, the chief executive officer, GEMS Africa, said the school will be shutting down in December due to failure to mitigate COVID19 pandemic impacts.
“As a result of these circumstances, we have been forced to make some very difficult decisions, and it is with great sadness that I am writing to advise you that CIK will close after the first term of the new academic year, with 31 December 2020 as a tentative closure date,” Ahmed said in the statement.
Established in 1993 with 67 students, KISU has grown steadily over time. It currently accommodates about 460 students representing 60 nationalities. It has invested in state-of-the-art facilities including four science labs, three computer labs, three music rooms and three performance areas.
The school also has an indoor gym, outdoor basketball court, 25 metre eight lane competition swimming pool, two libraries, smart boards in most classrooms and a five-acre playing field. It has accreditation status with CIS and IBO.
The school offers Early Years Programme, Primary Programme, Secondary Programme and IB Program all targeting different age groups. Students participate in an extensive range of extracurricular activities including outdoor education and overseas trips, to diverse destinations.