Police foil strike at Luwero School

A crisis meeting between the police, students and the headmaster was quickly convened to find an amicable solution to the impasse.


Police in Luweero have foiled a student strike, at Life secondary school in Luweero town council.

The policemen commanded by the officer in charge of Luweero police station, Ali Kigozi, were on Monday afternoon seen rushing to the school, following reports that the students there planned to stage a demonstration over poor quality of food.


The students boycotted the posho and beans served to them and and instead carried it to the administration block and threatende to pour the beans and posho in the headmasters office.


A crisis meeting between the police, students and the headmaster was quickly convened to find an amicable solution to the impasse.

The officer in charge of Luwero police station, says the police have been withdrawn from the school, despite the seemingly unpredictable sitiuation at the school.


The deputy headmaster, Robert Ssenziga confirmed that the posho is of low quality ,but blamed the grain millers in Luweero for processing raw maize. He said the school is facing a finacial crisis and cant afford to buy fresh maize flour.


Some students told Uganda Radio Network that they are also unhappy about the quality of teaching at the school. They claimed that some of them have not seen an English and Christian Religious Education teacher, since the term began.

But the headmaster says that the school has 30 teachers for  220 students and described the students claims as baseless and masterminded by former teachers who were sacked from the school.

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