Saturday May 31 2014

300 students suspended over condoms in dormitory

By Geoffrey Omara

Apac- More than 300 students of Ibuje Secondary School in Apac District have been suspended for carrying out a strike in resistance to inspection of their dormitories by the school administration.

The students were stranded after the school administration on Wednesday abruptly sent them home for one week.

Mr Benard Opio, the school head teacher, accused the students of having unwanted gadgets.
“As school administrators, we carried out inspection in their boxes and found out unwanted gadgets like cell phones, radios, non-uniform clothes and condoms. Students turned unruly, forcing us to call for police help,” he said.

He said the affected students were suspended for indiscipline and would report back with their parents on Monday.

Mr Opio said the school regulations prohibit students from bringing non-uniform clothes to the school because it is difficult to distinguish them from visitors. He also said they were surprised to find condoms in some students’ cases, sparking suspicion of increasing sexual immorality at school.

“We want the parents to always be close to their children when they are reporting back to school. Our students should desist from having unwanted items and respect the school regulations,” he said.