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Butanda Students strike over poor Meals

On Wednesday, the students led a procession from their school to Butanda sub county headquarters, where they met Mathius Arinaitwe, the sub county officer.

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Students of Butanda secondary school in Kabale district have staged a peaceful strike to protest poor feeding at the school. On Wednesday, the students led a procession from their school to Butanda sub county headquarters, where they met Mathius Arinaitwe, the sub county officer. They later returned to the school and decided to pitch camp in the compound instead of attending classes.

 

They accused their head teacher Enock Mugisha of maladministration and procuring sour maize for their meals. The students also claimed that they are fed on beans that are infested with weevils and threatened to stage a violent protest unless they are given descent meals. Reverend Gad Twinomugisha, a member of the school board of governors concurred with the students about the quality of Posho they are served saying it is not fit for human consumption.  

 

He also blasted Mugisha saying he is irresponsible citing the failure of senior candidates to attend any practical lessons since first term. Dominic Begumisa, a teacher at the school said that he has repeatedly complained to the head teacher about the quality of flour served to the students but he has remained adamant.

 

Emmanuel Kagaba, another teacher says the school administration is never willing to listen to student grievances. Enock Mugisha, the embattled head teacher Butanda secondary school blames the whole mess on teachers. He accuses teachers of abandoning their work to spend the whole day drinking.

 

Jack Katarishangwa, the chairperson board of governors has ordered the head teacher to call an emergency Parents Teachers Association meeting to find a solution to the problem.

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