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​Kyotera School to Remain Open After Fire Outbreak

John Paul Mpalanyi, the Kyotera County MP, said that the school can remain open as the children and teachers receive counselling.
St. John's Primary School dormitory cordoned off as scene of crime

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Kyotera District Security Committee and education authorities have recommended that St. John’s Day and Boarding Primary School remains open.

The decision follows a meeting held on Saturday after a fire gutted the school leaving one pupil Savio Kasozi of P4 dead.

Shortly after the incident, the district authorities ordered the closure school closure and ordered the parents to pick their children as police investigates the cause of the fire.

However, the leaders made a U-turn allowing the school to continue operating.

John Paul Mpalanyi, the Kyotera County MP, said that the school can remain open as the children and teachers receive counselling. 

//Cue in: “Kulwabazadde baffe…

Cue out: “…nga abakulembeze.”//  

Fortunate Rose Nantongo, the Kyotera Woman MP, has appealed to the government to support the private schools to heighten the security of learners to avoid unnecessary access and unexplained attacks.  

//Cue in: “Tufiridwa abaana bangi…

Cue out: “…dormitory yabaana.”// 

Teopista Mbabazi, the Kyotera Deputy Resident District Commissioner, suspects that unknown arsonists managed to access the school to torch the dormitory due to security laxity at the school. 

//Cue in: “Kubanga abasirikale…

Cue out: “…nokugwa awalala.”// 

Patrick Kintu, the Kyotera LCV Chairperson, says that they will start inspecting all boarding schools next week to ensure they comply with the standards.   He further says that they have instructed the district inspector of schools and other education authorities to work with the police during the inspection.

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Cue out: “…inspect the schools.