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Parents Protest Poor State of Jinja School

The angry parents on Monday stormed the school and demanded for its closure. They sounded drums which attracted members of the public to join in forcing the school management to temporarily close the school. The classrooms have cracks and were roofed using old iron sheets.
Parents stare at a visible crack in one of the newly constructed buildings.

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Parents of Idoome Primary School in Buwenge Sub County, Jinja district have protested the poor state of the classrooms.

The angry parents on Monday stormed the school and demanded for its closure. They sounded drums which attracted members of the public to join in forcing the school management to temporarily close the school. The classrooms have cracks and were roofed using old iron sheets.

Last year, Idoome received 220 million Shillings from the Ministry of Education to construct two classrooms and a kitchen.

Samuel Nantakyika, a parent says that the old structures were renovated instead of constructing new ones as promised by the school authorities.

//Cue in: “batandikila…

Cue out…idoome,”

The School Management Committee chairperson, Robert Mwase confirms that there was shoddy work during construction.

//Cue in: “kumulimo…

Cue out…oti nekyo,”

Police was called in to calm the situation, but the parents insisted that they wanted to meet the Chief Administrative Officer.

The CAO, Williams Kanyesigye told the parents that construction works were done under the supervision of the district engineer.

Kanyesigye adds that the district leadership will hold a meeting with the school management and leaders within the area to inform them on the progress of the construction works.

//Cue in: “we have agreed…

Cue out…we move ahead,”.

 



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