Police in Kira Division have Wednesday raided Focus primary school located in Kasokoso, Kira municipality in Wakiso District which was found open and teaching, contrary to rule 9(a) of the ministry of Health PUBLIC HEALTH (Control of Covid 19) Rules 2020 as amended.
Police received information about activities at the school and sent a team at about 11:30 am who found classes going on normally.
Luke Owoyesigyire the Kampala Metropolitat police spokesperson says that at the time of arrival at the school, pupils were attending lessons in class in big number of about 70.
The school director, a one teacher Henry who was in class teaching Religious education managed to notice police presence from a distance and escaped through the behind small gate at the school and ran away.
“Other teachers also managed to take off before arrest. These included teacher Brighton Wilson Ssalongo, Teacher James, Teacher Waiswa, and Kakaire David” Owoyesigyire said.
In the class there were about 70 pupils all of whom were not putting on masks and congested. Other children also jumped out of class and took off, leaving only 24 children who were picked to give police information of what has been going on in the school. 21 of these are girls and 3 boys.
“Upon interview, children revealed that, they have been attending ordinary classes every week from Monday to Saturday with classes running from 0600hrs to 1100hrs since April this 2020. They further stated that they were paying money to the school for the services of attending school” Owoyesigyire noted.
They have been studying all the primary school subjects ranging from Maths, English, SST, and science. All these children were P7 candidates.
Upon review of their books, it was discovered that these pupils have been studying all subjects and covering topics not revision and the dates of lessons in books run from May to date.
Investigations have been instituted into the matter. Parents have been summoned for interrogation. Efforts are on to arrest the director of the school and the teachers who have been teaching.