Mbarara, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | The management of Ntare School in Mbarara City on Tuesday 3, October 2023 suspended all 205 Senior Six students over indiscipline.
The school head teacher, Saul Rwampororo, in a circular addressed to all parents of the students says that the students rampaged on Monday night and destroyed school property including the new CCTV system.
“The school management has today, 03 October, 2023 decided to indefinitely suspend the entire Senior Six because last night they exhibited a high degree of indiscipline- they deliberately destroyed school property including the recently installed CCTV Cameras around the school.”
According to Rwampororo, trouble started after two students were discovered in possession of mobile phones in violation of the school regulations. He explains that a group of students chose to protest the decision to confiscate the phones, leading to vandalism of school property.
Regarding a discrepancy in the dates, that had a stamp indicating the circularo on the suspension was written to parents in September, Rwampororo attributed it to an error made by the secretary.
Some students told our reporter on condition of anonymity that the affected students were using the confiscated phones for research.
The suspension of the students comes almost a month before their Uganda Advanced Certificate examinations are scheduled to begin on November 10, 2023.
Parents and guardians are now faced with the challenge of finding alternative educational arrangements for their children with the UACE exams fast approaching. Many are expressing their concern over the impact this will have on their children’s academic future.
Ntare is the old school of Presidents Yoweri Museveni and Paul Kagame.
President Kagame attended Ntare School for four years starting in 1972 from the age of 15 to 19 while President Museveni time at Ntare School started in 1962 ending in 1966.