Ntare School has expressed disapproval of violence that led to the indefinite suspension of Senior Six students on Tuesday morning. The school community, including alumni, the board, and parents, emphasize that their longstanding tradition of academic excellence is closely linked to discipline.
Mr. Apollo Kashanku, the chairman of Ntare School Old Boys, expressed concern and dissatisfaction with the recent events. He stated, “We are concerned and unhappy about what happened, but there are non-negotiable principles, such as preventing students from destroying school property, which is unacceptable both in the past and now.” He added, “We care about our students, but we also cherish our school’s reputation, and we believe the head teacher made the right decision.”
Mr. Bruce Mugela, the School Public Relations Officer, announced that the board would convene on Friday to address the entire incident and subsequently inform parents and students about the outcome.
The Chairperson of the School Parent Teachers Association (PTA), Mr. Nathan Mugume, explained that the incident primarily involved students using phones in school, a violation of school rules and even the Ministry of Education’s guidelines. He urged parents to be patient, assuring them that a decision would be made soon, distinguishing between innocent students and ringleaders.
The head teacher, Mr. Saul Rwampororo, reported that normalcy had returned to the school, with regular activities proceeding as usual. The fate of the suspended Senior Six students, however, hinges on the decision of the board of governors.
Municipal Education Officer, Mr. Francis Tumwebaze, called upon parents to prioritize proper child upbringing.