Abonga told URN that the incident occurred around mid-day on Wednesday along Ogwari Road as the pupils were on their way home. He explains that the minor branched into a bush along the road to harvest brooms where they discovered the unexploded ordnance and picked it.
The injured are Derrick Okello (13) and Brian Rubangakene (12). They are all pupils of Bul Kur Primary School in Bul Kur ‘’B’’ Village.
The school headteacher, Jimmy Owani, says that the school reopened its gate to the learners on Sunday morning under strict measures. He says that the learners, their parents and guardians have signed a commitment form to adhere to the school rules and regulations and exhibit maximum discipline.
Dr David Onen Otto, the Director of Gulu Central High School says that the students are part of the 961 students who are believed to have actively participated, were ring leaders, and masterminded the violent strike two weeks ago.
On Saturday there was uproar among parents and local authorities of the area where the school is located when concerns were raised that some of the South Sudanese students have been seen with guns and live ammunition while within the school premises and their respective dormitories
Oscar Okema, the ICT Cabinet Minister at Gulu University says they are optimistic to become self-employed through cheaply producing and selling films using smartphones since they are affordable and readily available.
George Yeko, the Coordinator of Uganda National Students Association (UNSA) in Gulu told URN on Tuesday evening that preliminary investigations show unknown students jumped over the fence to gain access into the school with burning charcoal in metallic containers, which they dropped in the dormitory through the open window.
This comes as the University council passed a draft budget of 53.7 Billion shillings for the financial year 2022/23, on Thursday, a downtrend from 57.7 billion Shillings passed in the financial year 2021/22. This has left several proposed projects either underfunded or even unfunded.
Richard Irwenyo, the Gulu City Principal Education Officer revealed that in Layibi Central Primary School in Laroo –Pece Division, the vandals destroyed a fence and all the lightning arresters installed under the FICHTNER Batch II Project.
The Gulu City Senior Inspector of Schools, Richard Irwenyo, says that the decision was reached in an emergency meeting held on Monday that was prompted by the violent strike at Gulu Central High School.
According to Kato, the duo was among dozens of other security personnel deployed at the school to quell the violent strike. The suspects reportedly fired nine bullets in the air to scare the angry students.
Nancy Agenorwot, an eyewitness and neighbour at the school who offered first aid and rushed five injured female students to Gulu Regional Referral Hospital for treatment described the situation as disturbing.
Alfred Otema, the Bwonagweno Village Local Chairperson where the school is located told URN that unrest at the school started when the students started pelting the roof with stones demanding that the match be broadcast in the school.
Dr. Echodu notes the University’s laboratory equipped with some of the latest scientific machines is one of the few recognized labs in the country, East Africa, and is internationally accredited for COVID-19 testing.
Researchers from the Gulu University say that the destruction of natural tree species especially in Northern Uganda is a big blow to the herbal medicine research department whose biggest scientific breakthrough is the rich biodiversity.
Miriam Akot, the senior female teacher at the school, says that although they had counseled students that the school would be registering expectant students to those with babies, they found it ideal to provide a special room.