Students of St. Mary's College Ndeeba in Masaka District have gone on strike, protesting against the failure of the school administration, to register them for the national O-Level examinations which began on Monday.
The students stormed the Bursars office demanding to know why they were not registered. They also demanded to meet the headmaster, Julius Muyizi, who is reported to have gone into hiding a day before the exams began.
The situation ran out of control when the bursar, Joseph Bukenya, failed to explain tom the students, why they were not registered for the exams.
Police was called to the school to calm the situation. But efforts to control the situation were frustrated by a group of angry students who turned their wrath onto the policemen. The Ndagwe police post crimes officer, Gerarld Mugisha, was seriously injured when an angry student hurled a brick at his head.
Most students maintained the headmaster was to blame for the chaos. They described the headmaster's failure to register them as unfair, irresponsible and a violation of their right to education.
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The school bursar, Joseph Bukenya, has been arrested to explain why the students did not sit for their exams. Police also arrested two students for allegedly inciting violence.