today's Pick
P.3 pupil flees school due to accumulated debts
Publish Date: Mar 22, 2014
P.3 pupil flees school due to accumulated debts
  • mail
  • img

By Donald Kirya

JINJA - A debt has forced a Primary Three pupil to escape from school in Jinja district for fear of being confronted by fellow pupils who had lent him the money.

The boy fled from Omega Boarding Primary School in Buwenge Town Council in the eastern Uganda district.

Prince Bisoboka escaped from school on Tuesday and left the school management and parents pondering his whereabouts, then later notified Police about the boy's disappearance.

According to Samson Lubega, the Busoga region police spokesperson, Bisoboka kept on asking for money from his fellow pupils until it accumulated into a bigger debt and due to fear, he decided to escape from the school to return home.

The boy left school without notice to the management, Lubega said, and he boarded a taxi from Buwenge to Jinja town and later to Bugembe where his parents’ home is found.

The police spokesperson said the fearful boy travelled on mercy of taxi conductors since he did not have any money on him.

It is his [the boy's] parents who reported to Police that their child had returned home from school on Wednesday. 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Church finds condom use against AIDS
Pope Francis admitted Monday the question as to whether the Church should allow the use of condoms in the fight against AIDS was a "complicated" one, but he said the world had bigger problems....
ONE member of staff died and 37 people were injured after a security drill at a Nairobi university was mistaken for a real attack, sparking scenes of panic...
An attack by Ugandan rebels in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has left at least 24 people dead, including a United Nations peacekeeper, the UN said Monday...
HIV drug stocks not reaching African patients: report
Efforts to get lifesaving antiretrovial drugs to HIV-positive patients in many sub-Saharan African countries are routinely failing at "the last mile", an international medical group said Monday....
Cecafa: Uganda through to semifinals
Farouk Miya strikes once again to help Uganda beat Malawi and qualify for the semifinals....
Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Vincent Kirabo as the new Bishop of Hoima Diocese....
Do you think Uganda is winning the fight against AIDS?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter