Two secondary schools in Bushenyi and Sheema districts have been closed after students went on strike. The schools are Kitagata Secondary School in Sheema district and Comboni Secondary School in Kyamuhunga sub county, Bushenyi district.
Two secondary schools in Bushenyi and Sheema districts have been closed after students went on strike.
The schools are Kitagata Secondary School in Sheema district and Comboni Secondary School in Kyamuhunga sub county, Bushenyi district.
Over 800 students of Comboni, a catholic founded school, have also been suspended indefinitely after information leaked that they were planning to destroy school property. It all started with senior three students protesting against one of their teachers whom they accused of being too strict on them.
Kitagata secondary school in the neighboring Sheema district was also closed on Thursday after students went on rampage, destroying school property.
It took the intervention of the police to disperse the students who had started smashing doors and windows of the computer laboratory.
The students accused the school administration of feeding them poorly and failing to organize a trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park despite paying all travel dues.
The Sheema district police commander Richard Anyama says they are investigating the exact cause of the students’ strike before an action is taken on the ring leaders.
The district education officer Saul Rwampororo says such strikes destroy the learning process as schools are closed and students sent home. Rwampororo says as the education department they are coordinating with school administrators to avert similar strikes in future.
The education officer observed that the second school term is known to be characterized with strikes in Bushenyi schools. Students complain of a number of things ranging from poor feeding to poor administration.
The strikes come just weeks after both Busoga College Mwiri and Jinja College Butiki in Jinja district were closed temporarily after students staged violent strikes.