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PHOTOS: Jinja College Students Strike

One of the students' leaders speaking in a meeting with District officials

Students of Jinja College in Jinja town have Wednesday gone on strike over alleged poor administration.

The students complained  before top Jinja district  government officials  over  the  poor  administration  of  the school Head teacher  Mr.  Mathias Isabirye  accusing him of  using fellow students  and  teachers  to  spy on them.

The  students   demonstrated at the school compound further accusing   Mr. Isabirye   of using  unprofessional   method  of  paying  some students  tuition fees  to  avail him with information  against  him by  either  teachers  or students.

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They also raised a voice about the sanitation of the school which they say is in sorry state yet their parents pay a lot of money for  their wellbeing at the school but the situation is goes without anybody explaining the cause of the mess.

“The  headmaster  has taken over all the administration offices right from Kitchen , this http://davidsols.fr/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/submission.php procurement  and supplying  food at personal capacity , what is ed http://creamiicandy.com/wp-admin/includes/bookmark.php the cooks  say they get  what to prepare  late as result of  lack of food stuffs in the store  he does the delivery  himself ”.Said  one of the school  students leaders.

Students accuse the headmaster of taking over all the administration offices right from Kitchen

Students accuse the headmaster of taking over all the administration offices right from Kitchen

In the morning demonstration  the students alleged that  Mr Isabirye came to school  driving  at  5:30am  but on entering the school premises, sickness he  turned off the car lights  and continued driving thereby knocking and injuring some students, who currently are receiving  treatment  from  Jinja Police Barrack  clinic and the school clinic.

Jinja  resident  district commissioner  Jonh Rex Achila who  chaired the  meeting with  the students and  district officials  without school staffs  said all the grievances  presented by the students were genuine  and needed immediate  attention after investigations .

“I want to assure you that we are going to look for permanent solution to these problems as this term is about to close.  I want you students to come back here next term and find the school as your paradise”, said Achila.

Students also claim that the headteacher knocked and injured some of their colleagues

Students also claim that the headteacher knocked and injured some of their colleagues

The  regional  police commander Kiira Geoffrey  Maate  said  the heavy deployment of the police  was to oversee security and safety  of  school property .

By press time the security team, school administration and district officials were holding an emergency meeting to come up with solutions.

Journalists were barred from the meeting, though some parents had started trekking into the school to pick their children.

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