Education

MANDELA SS EXPELS 87 STUDENTS OVER STRIKE

Parents welcomed the decision by the school administration to expel the ringleaders of the strike saying if they were allowed to come back, they could cause more havoc to the school.

By Innocent Atuganyira

HOIMA: Mandela secondary school Hoima on Sunday afternoon expelled 87 students for allegedly participating in a violent strike.

The communication was made by Lawrence Bategeka, the school director while addressing the parents during the Parent Teacher Association {PTA} meeting at the school.

The 87 students who are majorly in S.4, S.5 and S.6 are the ones who planned and spearheaded a violent strike at the school on July 14, 2022 that left massive destruction to the school property.

According to the school director, out of the 87 expelled students, 55 are in candidate classes and had registered to write their exams this year from the school.

‘’Those in candidate classes will only be allowed to access the school to write their final exams after paying a fine of 1.5 million shillings, even during the exams, the students will be commuting from their homes,’’ he said in the PTA meeting.

Parents welcomed the decision by the school administration to expel the ringleaders of the strike saying if they were allowed to come back, they could cause more havoc to the school.

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‘’The decision taken by the school administration will act as a lesson and warning to other students and schools in the region and the country at large,’’ another parent said.

Security and the school management on July 14, 2022 resolved to close the school after students staged a violent strike.

The students staged a violent strike at 2am protesting poor feeding and administration.

Sources told ugreports.com that students were also angered by a move by the school administration to confiscate their mobile phones.

The PTA members resolved that the rest of the students report to school and by the time we filed this story learners were reporting back to school.

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