Security has been tightened at MM Wairaka college school to present a fresh students strike.
Security has been tightened at MM Wairaka college school to prevent a fresh students strike. Jinja Deputy CAO Stephens Kim Bwayo says that tension is still high at the school that opened this week. He says that the students are demanding for the immediate transfer of the head teacher Paul Kato Ssetimba. Wairaka College closed prematurely last term following a violent student’s strike.
The students rampaged accusing Ssematimba of mismanaging the affairs of the school. A probe committee set up to investigate the student complaints after the strike recommended that transfer of Ssematimba from the school. The committee also requested ministry of education to allow the school open before the scheduled time for the third term to allow students compensate for lessons they missed because of the closure.
As a result, the school opened this week. Bwayo says police is keeping a keen eye on students and urges them to calm down and concentrate on their studies pending the transfer on Ssetimba at the end of this year. Gerald Okitoi, the officer in charge of Jinja Central Police Station says that they stepped up security after receiving intelligence information that there were some people in and outside the school who are inciting the students to stage a fresh strike unless the head teacher is transferred.