GEMS Cambridge International School, Kampala (CIK) in August announced that it will be closing its doors in December due to the COVID19 pandemic that has affected their intake and operations.
“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,” Riz Ahmed, the chief executive officer, GEMS Africa said in the statement.
And now it has emerged that Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) is willing to take over the students who have been forsaken by GEMS. Rajiv Ruparelia, the managing director of KISU confirmed the development in an interview, bringing hope to parents and students who now feel abandoned.
“With our spacious environment, many parents in Uganda are sending their children to KISU whose education is based on international curricula. KISU offers the British curriculum IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCE (General Certificate of Education) as well,” Rajiv said.
KISU has a primary section for students aged two to approximately 10/11 years of age, the secondary section for the pre-teen years and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme studied by learners aged 13-18 years. The school broadly follows the National Curriculum for England, modified to take into account the school’s location and international student body.
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