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Kiruhura: Teachers asked to rescue pupils from disaster-prone buildings

The Kiruhura District Education Officer, Merab Busingye has visited the two Primary schools which were hit by a hailstorm in Kitura sub-county, Kashongi county, Kiruhura district on Monday this week.

These schools include Mooya church of Uganda primary school were an office and library were blown off by heavy wind with rain which left books and other property destroyed and Kitura church of Uganda where a two classroom block collapsed injuring 16 pupils.

During her inspection, Busingye discovered that all the 16 pupils who were injured have been discharged from Mbarara hospital and they are recovering well.

Yekonia Beerusya, the head teacher Mooya C.O.U P/S said they have not received any help to revamp the destroyed property.

Babu Wilberforce, the head teacher Kitura C.O.U. P/S urged government to help them with rebuilding the collapsed structure.

Nathan Biite, one of parents whose children got injured in the incident said, he has showed positive improvement and is confident that his child will be fine.

Busingye advised administrators in schools to remove the children from dilapidated buildings during rainy season to avoid such incidences.

Busingye further urged the teachers to always be available at school and promised that government will find the way of helping them.

By Mutatiina Medison

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