June 18, 2024

Kangai SS students go on strike

By Denis Okello (denis.okello@vol,.co.ug)

Dokolo

Students of Kangai secondary school in Kangai Sub County, Dokolo district went on strike today to demand with the immediate transfer, the school deputy head teacher over nine accusations including; corruption and refusal to teach learners.

The students threw stones on top of the classes and stopped vehicles moving on the road but police from Dokolo central police station arrived and dispersed them off.

In their letter to the head teacher of Kangai secondary school, they accused Denis Okeng of collecting Shs. 615,000 from 12 students from Dokolo progressive who transferred to the school for registration yet each student was only supposed to pay 20,000 shillings.

They also accused Okeng of collecting school fees from students but reportedly misused the money and mismanaging funds meant for maize milling, refusal to teach students among other concerns.

The vice chairman of Kangai Sub County Morris Oyee who doubles as chairman PTA of Kangai secondary school confirmed the strike but said no property was destroyed by the students.

Oyee said they will have Okeng transferred following complaints against him from parents and some teachers.

Kangai secondary school head teacher could not be reached for comments on the matter as he never answered to our phone calls.

Dokolo District police commander, Patience Baganzi by press time said they were still at the school to handle the matter.