Ntare Students Sent Home As Violence Escalates

Senior three and four students of Ntare School in Mbarara municipality have been sent home following renewed violence involving the same students.

The Mbarara municipality educational officer Greens Kansiime says the decision was reached by the security team, the school administration and education directorate in order to bring a measure of calm at the school.

Greens says students from these two classes have since Monday night been staging violent protests against their A level class colleagues accusing them of the revenge attack on rival Mbarara high school.

Greens say the suspended students will be recalled after the school board has sat and resolved on what to do about their behaviour.

Violence at the school started on Saturday when Ntare school students invaded Mbarara high school, beating fellow students, teachers and destroying schools properties.

Suspended Ntare School students leaving the school campus
Suspended Ntare School students leaving the school campus

The angry students also battled police through the day and night, pelting it with stones and some seen carrying iron bars.

Poly Namaye, the Rwizi region police spokesperson, told URN that over 200 students Tuesday morning took their teachers hostage in the staff room before beating them up.

Namaye says the teachers were only rescued by anti riot police re-enforcement team that was called in this afternoon.

She says 20 students of Ntare School have been arrested and detained at Mbarara central police station for attempting to re-attack Mbarara high school last night.

Namaye says the students were intercepted in different routes of Kamukuzi division of Mbarara municipality as they headed to Ruharo parish, the home to Mbarara high school.

Namaye says security remains tight at the two schools.

The fight between Ntare School and Mbarara high school started on Saturday after Ntare lost a post primary football competition semi final that was won by Mbarara High school.

After winning the trophy, Mbarara high students on Sunday evening matched passed Ntare School celebrating victory.

This provoked Ntare school students who stoned the Mbarara high school bus and students before police dispersed them with tear-gas.

The two schools have a historical background of fierce competition in all spheres.

4 thoughts on “Ntare Students Sent Home As Violence Escalates

  1. ai think these sculs shd be left to fight so dat we can dinstinguish cows from goats,,, Ntare shd give som respect 2 kyampa coz eyakusinze aba akusinze

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