The School Deputy Head Teacher, Elizabeth Kemigisa, says the fire whose source is yet to be established, broke out around 4am on Sunday. She explains that the fire destroyed thousands of text books, furniture, report cards, and school records.
The administration of Nyansozi Primary School
in Mugusu Town Council is Kabarole district is stranded following a fire
outbreak that gutted the school library that was also serving as a staff
The School Deputy Head Teacher, Elizabeth
Kemigisa, says the fire whose source is yet to be established, broke out around
4am on Sunday. She explains that the fire destroyed thousands of text books,
furniture, report cards, and school records.
Kemigisa says that the fire also destroyed the
scripts of Primary Seven pupils who had just completed their examination. She
says the school administration is now stuck since they don’t know what to do
about the situation because it has affected teaching and learning.
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Our reporter visited the school and established that the burnt
block where the library is located also hosts
the P.4, P.5, and P.6 classrooms whose roofs were also destroyed.
The Kabarole District Education Officer –DEO,
Patrick Rwakaikara, says he visited the school after the fire outbreak to
access the damage, saying there is need for immediate intervention.
Rwakaikara says he has already compiled a
report about the incident and sent it to Kabarole Chief Administrative Officer
– CAO, Phiona Sanyu requesting her to inform the Disaster Preparedness Ministry
Rwakaikara also discloses that he will convene a
meeting with the school administration on Friday to chat away forward. Nyansozi
Primary School is a government-aided school that started in 1932. It has an
enrollment of 567 pupils