Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson identifies the arrested teachers as Ronald Naizito, Leonard Kyaligonza, Juliet Ndibalekesa, Cissy Namkabirwa, Akio Ntibankane and Fred Mukasa.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson confirmed the arrest and detention of the teachers and Pupils to Uganda Radio Network.
Five teachers of Yanah Primary School in Hoima East Division Hoima
City have been arrested for conducting lessons.
The teachers are Ronald Naizito, Leonard Kyaligonza, Juliet
Ndibalekesa, Cissy Namkabirwa, Akio Ntibankane and Fred Mukasa.
Last week, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced fresh restrictions as
part of measures to control the COVID-19 transmissions in the country in face
of the second wave of the pandemic.
Among the fresh restrictions, the president directed was the closure of all
educational institutions across the country for 42 days.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson says that the eleven
pupils who were being taught by the arrested teachers have also been arrested
and they are currently being detained at Hoima CPS.
He says police has summoned parents of the arrested pupils to
explain why they released their pupils to the teachers despite the presidential
directive. Hakiza asked parents to adopt the homeschooling programme.