Ntare sends home hundreds of students over strike


Students of Ntare School head home after failed strike

Students at Ntare School in Mbarara have this morning been sent home after they attempted to stage a strike.

The strike was planned last night following misunderstandings between students and the school administration.

According to the head teacher, Jimmy Turyagyenda, the students who were sent home are those in S.2, S.3 and S5 while those in S.1 left on their own accord.

Only candidates in S.4 and S.6 remained behind to do their mock examinations.

Turyagyenda said they found it necessary to send the students home after they attempted to stage a strike.

He said the plot was that thwarted by Mbarara police before it could bear any fruits.

The students were told to report back on Friday next week to pick their reports for second term.

The Mbarara District Police Commander, Jaffer Magyezi, who led police that calmed down the situation said they are still investigating the real cause of the strike and appealed to the school administrators to always work on the students’ issues before they engage in strikes.

However, some of the students who spoke to our reporter on condition of anonymity said it all started after the two students were caught by their fellows engaging in acts of homosexuality.

“We wanted to punish them but they were saved by the school administration,” the students said.

Another version says two students from Creighton house were suspected of stealing other students’ property and their colleagues wanted to kill them on the spot but the administration intervened.

In March 2015, students of Ntare School in Mbarara town went on strike after the football team lost a match to “a small school”.

In the 2013, Ntare School and Mbarara High School (MHS), clashed over Mbarara District Post-Primary football competitions leading to the arrest of 16 students.

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