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Secondary School Students Strike Demanding a Joint Female and Male Dormitory

Yesterday 13th July 2022, the male students at Mandela Secondary School in Hoima Municipality went on strike demanding to occupy the same dormitory section as the girls.

The Director Mr. Lawrence Ategeeka said that the strike sparked fights and destruction of property including the school wall fence, toilet bowls, and desks among others.

The school administration alerted Security agencies which responded, restoring the situation back to normal.

According to the Director, the proposal to have the same living quarters as girls was suggested by the male students to the teachers and administrators at the beginning of the school term.

The Director continued to say that it is not a possibility as it is immoral and illegal.

According to Mr. Ategeeka, the school made a decision to let the students go home as they settle the situation and also repair and fix the toilet bowls and structures as they cannot operate without fixing them.

Strikes and demonstrations have become rampant in schools and parents and educators are advised to be intentional with advising their children on the dangers of such acts.

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