Following a wave of strikes in secondary schools in western Uganda, at least of 44 secondary schools in Sheema district have been closed.
By Chris Mugasha
Following a wave of strikes in secondary schools in western Uganda, at least of 44 secondary schools in Sheema district have been closed. Of the 44 schools, only two schools had not experienced a strike.
Out of the closed schools, 29 are private while 13 are government aided schools. The district education officer, Esau Nshabeirwe, said the decision was reached on Friday during a meeting with different stakeholders at Kyalimanya hotel in Kabwohe town.
All the head teachers were ordered to send students home for the time being. They will report back one week before the official opening of 3rd term. For S.4 and S.6 students, their district mock examinations have been postponed.
Nshabeirwe told reporters that some students in schools like Sacred Heart Mushanga had caused extensive damages to school property after three arson incidents.
Strikes: 44 schools closed in Sheema