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