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Lamwo Teacher Wanted For Allegedly Inciting Students to Strike

The Lamwo Resident District Commissioner James Nabinson Kidega says preliminary investigations singled out the teacher identified as Robert Oryem as the suspect who could have plotted students to stage the violent strike at the school.

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The Police in Lamwo district is investigating a biology teacher at Kuc Ki Gen Secondary School in Padibe West Sub County for allegedly inciting students to strike.

Last week, senior three students staged a strike protesting failure to teach them Biology and Mathematics. The students also accused the school authorities of not replacing the teachers who were transferred to other schools.

The Lamwo District Police Commander Robert Kachumu confirmed they are investigating the matter although he declined to divulge more information in connection to the teacher’s involvement in the strike saying it could jeopardize investigations.

Kachumu however confirmed that two students have so far been arrested in connection to the matter while over 30 others presumed to be part of the ringleaders alleged to have participated in the violent strike on Thursday are still at large.

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The Lamwo Resident District Commissioner James Nabinson Kidega says preliminary investigations singled out the teacher identified as Robert Oryem as the suspect who could have connived with students to stage the violent strike at the school.

Kidega also says the suspect is alleged to have absented himself from the school for some weeks and started inciting students to go on strike on claims that the school administration had dismissed him.

According to Kidega, the suspect, currently still at large, could have been behind the strike since during the violent strike, the rowdy students were heard chanting they need their biology teacher as they destroyed school property.

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However, when contacted the implicated teacher, denied any wrongdoing and dismissed the allegations lodged against him for misleading learners as baseless saying that he had already left the school.

Johnson Akera the Chairperson board of governors says the school authority didn’t dismiss the Oryem, but he absented himself without notifying the school authorities.

   

According to Akera, the students destroyed property worth over millions of shillings that included windows of the administration block, classes, laboratory and staff quarters, unspecified furniture and 35 computers.

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Akera says the incident has since led to the temporary closure of the school while all students have been suspended for two weeks as the administration liaises with sympathizers, well-wishers and development partners to try to revamp the institution ahead of its re-opening.