Kilembe Senior Secondary School in Kasese municipality has been
temporarily closed over a students protest.
Last week the students locked their classes and marched to the
office of the Resident District Commissioner protesting teacher absenteeism.
They were advised to go back to school as leaders engaged with
the school administration for a solution.
However, the learners refused to attend lessons which compelled
security to advise the school administration to temporary close the school.
Nelson Tumushime, the police public relations officer Rwenzori East said the
decision to send the students home was aimed at protecting the school property
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The Kasese municipal town clerk Isaiah Tumwesigye who was involved
in the first meeting with the students last week said that the decision was
taken after consultation with the security and the school administration.
He says they will hold meetings with the school administration to
ensure learning resumes in the shortest time possible.
Jonus Muhindo a student at the school says that the teachers have
abandoned their responsibilities and this it could affect the performance.
He is worried that this closure will further their academic
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Efforts to get a comment from the school headteacher Josephine
Muhindo remained futile as our reporter was informed that she is out of the