Students of Katikamu Seventh Day Adventist secondary school in Luwero today wrote their exams under tight anti riot police deployment. Police was deployed at the school to block attempts by students to stage fresh strike at the school.
Students of Katikamu Seventh Day Adventist secondary school in Luwero today wrote their exams under tight anti riot police deployment. Police was deployed at the school to block attempts by students to stage a fresh strike following another over the weekend. On sunday, students of Katikamu SDA secondary school rampaged and destroyed school property worth millions of shillings in protest against corporal punishment.
Theys accused their geography teacher Conrad Obwanga and deputy headmaster Ronald Mukwaya of subjecting them to corporal punishment. They asked the school administration to sack the two officials but their demand was rejected. This morning, heavily armed anti riot police under Samuel Bamuzibire, Luwero District Police Commander surrounded the school.
Bamuzibire explains that police stepped up security at the school after receiving reports that the students were planning another strike to burn down the school. He says that the threats follow reports that 72 students have been blacklisted for dismissal for their role in the weekend strike. Rosemary Nalubwama, a student at the school the heavy deployment has caused fear amongst student sitting their exams saying that many of them could fail today’s paper.
Nalubwama asked the school administration to address their concerns instead of resorting to threats. Joseph Nyangoma, head teacher Katikamu SDA secondary school says that the school board of directors and district officials will meet later today to address the students. He declined to comment on the claims that 72 students are lined up for expulsion.