A few days ago, veteran musician Bebe Cool expressed a lot of disappointment with the government and Ministry of Education and Sports over the way they have handled the issue of his son Alpha Thierry Ssali and 6 other boys missing the on-going UCE (senior four) final exams.
Alpha and the boys missed because they were representing for their country Uganda in the regional and continental under 17 and under 20 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) soccer tournaments that were held in Tanzania recently.
Thierry who is now one of the hottest topics of discussion following his father’s expression of disappointment was among the Ugandan players on Under 20 team, The Hippos.
In his plea to government, Bebe Cool had wanted the government and Ministry of Education and Sports to look deep into the matter and see how to organise special exams for these youngsters. However, from the look of things, the Ministry and government seem unresponsive.
“How could you have thought they could choose exams over representing their flag? And after representing their flag, can’t their flag (country) support them by organising special exams so that their parents don’t pay an extra year of fees. And ofcourse the time wasted.” Read part Bebe’s long post expressing his disappointment
As he still waits for a response from the Ministry, Bebe Cool is still not happy and while hosted on “NBS The Score” show on Sunday, he struck again when the show’s host asked him what he plans to do next incase government doesn’t solve his problem.
The “Kabulengane” singer threatened to park his car at State House’s gate an undress in protest.
“I feel like for the first time I am going to demonstrate individually, one, either drive my car and pack it in front of the president’s state house gate and fail everybody else to enter, If they don’t respond I will undress from there so that I get his last word” ~ Furious Bebe Cool said
Bebe Cool added saying that he feels like these boys can be called at UNEB offices, be sat in two rooms and be allowed to sit for 3rd papers although he also requests that they should be given two months to first revise their books.