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School Director in Jinja Arrested for Flouting Education Standards

The students study in dilapidated classrooms, boys and girls share a dormitory, while sometimes the students go without meals.
St. Armolet Senior Secondary school located in Buwenge town council, Jinja district.

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Emmanuel Basoga, the Director of Armorlet Senior Secondary School in Jinja has been arrested for failing to meet basic minimum education standards.

The school located in Wamukolo zone, Buwenge town council, Jinja district has a population of 133 students and eight part-time teachers.

In March, the school was closed by the authorities for failing to meet the required minimum standards. However, Basoga forcefully opened it and started admitting students without their approval.

The students study in dilapidated classrooms, boys and girls share a dormitory, while sometimes the students go without meals. 

Stanley Habyarimana, the LCI Chairperson of Wamukolo zone says that he tipped the police after students from the school approached him begging for food.

"These students approached me on Monday this week, informing me that, the school hadn't prepared meals for the past two days, I went ahead to mobilize food from well-wishers and notified police about the matter," he says. 

Joshua Tabu, a student says that the school director has not appeared at the school ever since the term began and students have been left to starve. 

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Sarah Nakayima, a senior four student says that she paid money for registration fees but she has never been availed the index number.  Nakayima wants Basoga to refund their school fees...

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The Jinja District Education Officer, Paul Balilaine held a meeting with parents and later ordered for the closure of the school.



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