Five teachers arrested for conducting lessons amid schools closure

HOIMA DISTRICT: A total of five teachers of Yanah Primary School in Hoima East Division Hoima City have been arrested for conducting lessons which contradicts with the suspension of all school related services in the new Covid-19 guidelines released.

The teachers include Ronald Naizito, Leonard Kyaligonza, Juliet Ndibalekesa, Cissy Namkabirwa, Akio Ntibankane and Fred Mukasa.

President Museveni last week announced fresh restrictions as part of measures to control the COVID-19 transmissions in the country in face of the second wave of the pandemic.

Among the fresh restrictions, the president directed was the closure of all educational institutions across the country for 42 days.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police spokesperson says that the eleven pupils who were being taught by the arrested teachers have also been arrested and they are currently being detained at Hoima CPS.

He says police has summoned parents of the arrested pupils to explain why they released their pupils to the teachers despite the presidential directive. Hakiza asked parents to adopt the homeschooling programme.

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