Flash floods have forced out two thousand four hundred children out of school in Bukedea district.
Eight primary schools that have been submerged by flashfloods after weeks of torrential rainfalls. The schools include, Busano, Tajar, Aminit, Christ the King, Kalengo, St. Aloysius Kodike, Angangam and Kangode.
Daniel Ochan the Bukedea District Inspector of Schools says the affected primary schools are totally inaccessible by both the teachers and the pupils. He explains that some of the schools are submerged by water while others the access roads to them have been washed away.
Ochan says efforts to carryout emergency intervention have been hampered by lack of access roads leading to the schools. In some places the water is knee high.
Jonathan Mukose the Bukdea District Chief Administrative Officer says the parents are ncouraged to register their children in the schools not affected by the floods.
About 100 pupils who used to cross from Sironko district have also been advised to remain and study in schools in Sironko because their schools are inaccessible.
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467 children have taken refuge in Busano Primary School.
The Headmaster of Busano Primary School, Martin Wabwire says the 15-stance pit at teh school is flooded and sanitary facilities are in short supply. He fears diseases like cholera might break out if nothing is done soon.