Students who engage in school strikes will be prosecuted in the courts of law, according to new strike control measures instituted by the education ministry.
The new measure follows increased concerns about the number of destructive school strikes across the country.
Speaking to journalists in Kampala this morning, the education minister, Namirembe Bitamazire, said the increasing strikes are unacceptable and the culprits must face the law.
She said that most strikes stem from petty demands that do not warrant violent reactions.
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Statistics from the education ministry show that more than 10 schools have staged strikes over the last two months.
In Rukungiri District, strikes in five schools left property worth millions of shillings destroyed last month.
Last week, students of St Maria Goretti secondary school in fort-portal, burnt down the newly constructed dormitories, in protest against the dismissal of their colleagues.
The Education Minister says the strikes are intolerable because they are likely to have a negative impact on the growing export market potential for education services in the East African Region.
Statistics from the Education Ministry show that Uganda is hosting over 28,000 international students in its secondary schools and about 5,000 in higher institutions of learning generating about US $ 30 million annually.
Bitamazire says Uganda has the potential to attract more than one million international students in both secondary and higher institutions of learning by 2010.