Teachers and pupils of St. Peter Clever Primary School in
Namungalwe Sub County, Iganga district, are stranded after heavy rains
destroyed three classroom blocks and a church.
The rain that was characterized by wind started on Monday night and lasted for
Annet Mukasa, a Primary One teacher says that all pupils in lower primary were
sent home as the school management prepares to fix the damages.
“The school management has resolved to release pupils of P.1 and
P.2 to their families as they forge a way forward on repairing the broken roofs
and clearing the school compound of the rubbish brought about by the rains,”
She adds that “the remaining three classroom block is being shared by the rest
of pupils in other classes,”
David Isabirye, another teacher says that they have organized voluntary
cleaning exercises where teachers and pupils clean the school.
“We mobilized ourselves to maintain hygiene through voluntary clean-up
exercises where classroom teachers have team up with a group of 20 boys each,
to ensure that, the school is cleared of garbage brought about by last night’s
hailstorm,” he says.
Betty Muwanika, the school headteacher has appealed for help
arguing that, they need to repair the church roof in preparation for the Primary Leaving Examinations- PLE which start on Monday.