Although the Napak Resident District Commissioner, Nahaman Ojwe and some parents observed that the recommendations were harsh especially to the candidates, the school management said the period given was adequate for the school to reorganize.
Lameck Kigozi, the Southern Region Police Spokesperson, says they are holding the two police officers involved in the shooting for misusing their firearms. He also explains that they have closed the school temporarily and ordered all students to return to their homes.
Ezra Tugume, the Lira District Police Commander Lira, says the deployments are based on intelligence reports showing that the strikes in Comboni and Lango Colleges could spiral to some of the named schools. According to Tugume, they intend to maintain light deployment in the schools for mitigation purposes but not to create tension among students.
The decision followed a strike in which irate students went on rampage and burnt down the multipurpose main hall used for both lectures and offices. The students, who were due to sit for their semester two examinations on May 16, were protesting a delay in the release of semester one examination results.
Traffic along the highway was paralyzed for over three hours as the students erected barricades and burnt car tyres in the middle of the road. Businesses in the neighborhood were also closed as owners evaded the wrath of the angry students who were engaged in running battles with anti-riot police.
Students of St. Kizito SSS - Lorengedwat in Nakapiripirit district are on strike protesting poor administration, feeding and ailing health care system in the school. The students even managed to repel an attempt by police to take over the school and calm the situation down.
Tororo Town College in Tororo Municipality was on Thursday indefinitely following a violent student strike. The school administration took the decision on Thursday morning after students turned rowdy and pelted stones at the school building destroying school property.
The university council chairperson confirmed that they had closed down the university to enable investigations into alleged mismanagement of funds and abuse of office by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Omolo Ndiege, commence. All students have been ordered to leave the university by 4pm this evening.