Mbarara High School Sends Home Students

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Benon Twinomugisha, the Head teacher Mbarara high school, says they were forced to send away the students for fear that they may cause more havoc. He suspects that the students could have taken advantage of the situation to avoid sitting their end of first term examinations.

Mbarara high school has sent back home all students in none candidates classes. Management resolved to close the school after students declined to attend lesson to protest the loss of their property in the fire that gutted one of the school dormitories on Sunday night.  



 
Property worth millions of Shillings was destroyed when fire gutted Addis Ababa house.  Police, which rushed to the scene, couldn't save any student property, since all the entries to the dormitory were locked by school guard who was away.
 
 
This afternoon, students declined to resume classes prompting management to send back home all senior 1, S 2, S3 and S5 students three weeks to the end of the first term. 



Benon Twinomugisha, the Head teacher Mbarara high school, says they were forced to send away the students for fear that they may cause more havoc. He suspects that the students could have taken advantage of the situation to avoid sitting their end of first term examinations.  



However, a student leader who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity, saying there is no way they could be comfortable at school after their belongings were destroyed by fire, adding that many of them are still traumatised.

 
 
Mbarara high school is one of the prestigious schools and excellent in academic institution in the country. It was established in 1911 by Anglican Christian Missionaries affiliated to the Church of England. 
 

 

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Mariam Kabasongora
Mariam Kabasongora is the Mbarara URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under her docket. Kabasongora has been a URN staff member since 2011.

Kabasongora began her career as a reporter for Messiah Radio in Kasese in 2001. She was subsequently a reporter with Endigyito Radio in 2005, Voice of Kigezi in Kabale between 2002 and 2005 and a freelance reporter with URN from 2007 to 2010. She was the news editor with Voice of Kamwenge in that district from 2008 to 2010.

Kabasongora covers agriculture, local government, health and faith stories. She is also interested in politics.