Usenge High School, St. Augustine Nyamonye Girls’ in Siaya closed


Usenge High School, St. Augustine Nyamonye Girls’ in Siaya closed
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In Summary

  • According to Bondo sub-county Director of Education Elisha Omala, Usenge High School was closed following a fire that gutted down two dormitories in the institution on Saturday night.
  • He stated that the school’s Board of Management resolved to have the school closed to give room for investigations into the incident which left over 300 students affected.
  • Mr. Omala added that St. Augustine Nyamonye Girls’ Secondary School was also closed after the administration reported an indication of tension amongst the students since Friday.

Usenge Boys High School and St. Augustine Nyamonye Girls’ Secondary School in Bondo, Siaya County, have been closed following student unrest.

According to Bondo sub-county Director of Education Elisha Omala, Usenge High School was closed following a fire that gutted down two dormitories in the institution on Saturday night.

He stated that the school’s Board of Management resolved to have the school closed to give room for investigations into the incident which left over 300 students affected.

Mr. Omala further said St. Augustine Nyamonye Girls’ Secondary School was also closed after the administration reported signs of tension amongst the students since Friday.

The Director of Education stated that, after consultation with the Board of Management and the administration, they decided to send the students home until next week when the situation will have been addressed.

This brings the total number of schools which have been closed over the past one week, due to student unrest, to six.

The other schools include; Ng’iya Girls, Maranda Boys, Ambira Boys and Maliera High Schools.

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