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Police calls for tight measures to avoid strikes in schools

By Jeff Andrew Lule

Added 28th June 2016 10:30 PM

So far 12 students have been charged in court for arson and malicious damage

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Fred Enanga the Police spokesperson. Photo by Peter Busomoke

So far 12 students have been charged in court for arson and malicious damage

Following the recent multiple strikes in different schools in Lango sub-region, police has asked schools to tighten their security measures to easily prevent the vice.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga told New Vision in an interview that schools need to install CCTV cameras, deploy security guards, search students' lockers, suitcases and bags to know to know what they have at all times.

Last week, Police busted a network of education activists under the 'Lango Joint Strikes Networks' comprising of teachers and students who they say have spearheaded school strikes at Comboni College in Lira, Aduku SS in Apac district and Batta SS in Dokolo district.

So far 12 students have been charged in court for arson and malicious damage alongside several teachers.

Enanga said two other students were arrested from Lira Town College on Sunday and will be produced in court.

He noted that violence in schools is predictable because it is caused in part by the educational policies governing schools, and by how they are implemented in individual schools.

He also advised schools to address the issue of school management based on programs that focus on discipline and student behaviour, through rules and regulations and the consequences of violating the stipulated rules.

"Encourage staff and students to report suspicious people or activities, mandating picture IDs for students and staff," Enanga noted.

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