Thursday, June 28, 2012
MOST SCHOOL FIRES ARE SET BY MALICIOUS PERSONS
There is a lot of rivalry in schools in Uganda. The basic indicator for more children and higher fees is normally how well or highly the children pass national examinations. Given this situation/position, proprietors of schools ought to do much more home work to ensure that the security of children is there. It is clear that those who burn schools are experienced at it and in many instances, it looks like they use petrol which is very difficult to put out. Schools ought to employ better trained personnel. Many times they employ school drop out who may not be that good at handling the challenges of the day. The prayer remain moral rehabilitation for our people who are morally sick. God help them change their ways. William Kituuka Kiwanuka ----------------------------------------------------------- 5 CHILDREN KILLED IN MASAKA SCHOOL FIRE Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a blazing fire that killed five pupils at St. Leos Junior Academy, Nyendo, Masaka on Wednesday night. Eli Kiyingi and Serwanja Sengoobi, all school administrators, have been detained at Nyendo Police Station for not swiftly alerting police when the raging fire gutted the school’s two dormitories. Detectives told Chimp Corps that instead of telephoning 999 for police rescue, the school authorities spent a staggering two hours trying to put out the fire using water, tree branches and soil. By the time a Good Samaritan telephoned police, the dormitories had been reduced to rubble. Five Primary One kids were burnt to ashes. The charred bodies were a disturbing sight, according to eyewitnesses. Southern Regional police commander Simon Peter Wafana confirmed the arrest, adding, investigations into the cause of the fire are under way.