By Kevin Tuheirwe
A total of 474 pupils of St Michaels Primary School Karujanga in Nyinamuronzi ward, Katuna town council in Ndorwa west, Kabale district are struggling to study under trees following the heavy winds that blow off their class roofing last term.
Four class rooms from primary one up to four were blown off by heavy and strong winds that affected the school last term.
According to the school head teacher Purisira Byonanebye, the pupils are now studying under trees because of the disaster that happened to the school. She says that when the incident happened last term, she reported the matter to the office of the Kabale districts Educational officer Kenneth Sabiti Baabo who later directed her to the secretary for education at Kabale district local government Johnson Baguma but has not done anything despite several reminders.
Byonanebye adds says that even the building block is about to fall down because of the rain that has taken long hitting it and that some pupils have now started to drop out of school because of intolerable conditions at school. She therefore calls for immediate consideration before the situation get out of their hands.
The Kabale district Education officer Kenneth Sabiiti Baabo admits that there is a problem at the school but says that they have already prepared reports to other stake holders for internalizing and very soon the problem will be sorted out.
St Michaels primary school Karujanga was founded in 1947 with a total population of 622 pupils.
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