Saturday, 23 April 2016

Bundibugyo Teachers Shun Schools, Six Remain Closed

By Moris Mumbere,


Bundibugyo Teachers Shun Schools, Six Remain Closed

Bundibugyo: Six schools in Bundibugyo district have remained closed
after teachers and pupils failed to return to school and resume to
normal studies.

A month ago, tribal clashes broke out in Bundibugyo district leavin
dozens killed, scores displaced and some caged in prison.

Our reporter and the Red Cross Manger Bundibugyo Mr. Ndyanabo Timothy
were shocked on Monday when they visited Kabuuga primary school and
found the school closed.

Red Cross Manger had gone to the school to give out some sports items
for children but was welcomed by the police that was guarding the

According to Pastor Bamwitirebye Peter the District Education Officer
Bundibugyo, six primary schools include Butukuru primary,
Bundikeki,Kirumya Muslim school, Bundibuturo and Kabuuga Primary
school among others  in Kirumya sub county Bwamba county.

He said the schools have remained closed after the children took
refugee in fear of the recent clashes that left many people killed.

Bamwitirebye explains that when the clashes broke out most parents
went to the displaced camps with their children.

He says the teachers especially the Bakonzo who were teaching in Bamba
communities have not resumed for duties and are demanding for

DEO reveals that his office is still looking into it since they cannot
transfer a government worker supposed to work in any community in the

Mr. Mucunguzi Geoffrey RDC Bundibugyo who heads the security says they
are going to launch a campaign appealing all the people and teachers
still in camps to return home and embark on normal business because
calm has returned in the district.