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Kizinda Parents School Closed over Strike

The students reportedly turned rowdy accusing the administration of failing to provide them with enough food, congestion in dormitories and failure to deliver on a promised scholarship scheme.
17 Apr 2019 13:23

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More than 800 students of Kizinda Parents Secondary School in Kizinda Town council, Bushenyi District have been sent home following a strike.

The students reportedly turned rowdy accusing the administration of failing to provide them with enough food, congestion in dormitories and failure to deliver on a promised scholarship scheme.

The angry students stormed the school Kitchen and also destroyed the windows before police was called in.

According to Martial Tumusiime the Greater Bushenyi police spokesperson, the decision to send the students home was aimed at checking further damage to the school property.

He says that the examinations which were also underway have been suspended until further notice.

Tumusiime says that the decision was taken after consultation with the security and the school administration.

 Fred Banyenzaki, the school headteacher says that the concerns raised by the students are unfounded. He, however, says that a group of students who had escaped returned to school drunk.

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He further revealed that is it true that the scholarship scheme has not yet kicked off saying that they were waiting for resources from their donors.

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Jaunario Mucunguzi, a parent at the school says that the dormitories at the school were congested and male pupils were being made to sleep in classrooms.

Another parent Jacqueline Kyoheirwe says that the school administration has been telling lies to parents that the situation at school was okay yet their children have always complained about the quality and quantity of food.