Written by Carren Papai
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Over 600 Students from St Paul’s Amukura of Teso District have been sent home after they went on rampage over alleged harassment and poor diet destroying property worth million shillings prompting the immediate indefinite closure.
The Teso South Education Officer Bonveture Wasikoyo revealed that the principle and stakeholders recommended the closure of the school till the looming row between the students and the principle will be cleared.
Wasikoyo said that the students had lamented over highhandedness, poor diet and inadequate support of the school head towards co curriculum activities, where they cited an incident when their old rival Kolanya Boys defeated them in regional games a factor they accused their principle whom they said was reluctant and adamant over co curriculum issues.
The officer said the students claimed that teachers were not attending classes fully for failure of the principle to pay their remedial lessons expressing fear they might end up failing their exams if the trend continues demanding the School head Mr Fidelis Amake Ojakol to quit.
Speaking to West Fm, they students expressed concern saying the principle was not in order to sent them home as they had expected to settle for their District Mock Exams which was to commence Thursday.
Tuesday night, the students took to the roads to protest what they claimed was highhandedness and poor diet.
The boys sneaked out at midnight destroying property worth over millions of shillings vowing never to return to the school again unless their principle Mr. Fidel Ojakol Amake adhere to their demands.
Efforts by journalists to reach the School were rendered futile by Security Officers manning the gate who locked the press out.
Neighbours interviewed by West Fm, expressed concern over the students’ situation calling upon the Principle to stop sending them home on petty issues saying it was wastage of time especially for this years’ KCSE candidates.
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