By Okoodi Deo
Uganda Human rights commission has initiated investigations into the alleged human rights violations at Ishaka Adventist School of nursing and midwifery.
Rose Atim the south western regional Human Rights officer said that investigations are intended to hold the schools management responsible for the acts of their tutors who administered corporal punishment to students for allegedly flouting rules and regulations early this month.
Atim said that it appears that the school condones corporal punishment and the commission would like to establish why torture is meted on students when its unconstitutional.
The District Education Officer Bushenyi Mugyenyi Dan believes that although holding the management responsible for the tutors actions may destabilize the school, caning of students could have been a practice at Ishaka Adventist School of nursing.
He urged that this could have been the reason why two similar cases happened at the same time but in different places.
Last week the hospital senior Administrator Lydia Komugisha insisted that such cases of torturing students by tutors were being registered for the first time and that the tutors were doing so in their own capacity.
But the board chairman Vincent Zirimwabagabo said torturing of students has negatively affected the schools images which rather have been an institution that holistically trains students to become useful citizens, promised to have an audience with students leaders and tutors to see how they could have avoided such incident.
Last week the Deputy Principal Rutakoba Joab and the clinical instructor one Isaac were suspended for caning five students before their colleagues
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