School closed indefinitely

St. Paul Amukura Secondary School in Teso Sub County has been closed indefinitely following a Tuesday night fire that burnt down six dormitories.

In March, the school was closed down after the students allegedly torched a food store and they had come back to make up for the lost time.

Speaking to parents and students after assessing the magnitude of the damage, Busia County Commissioner Michael Ole Tialal explained that there was no space to accommodate all the students following the incident and many of the students are not in a position to study.

It will be prudent for us to allow parents to go home with their sons, he said advising the parents to guide the students accordingly while at home.

Tialal added that his team will meet on Thursday with public works officers to assess the cost of the damage and give recommendation on the way forward before informing parents on when the students are to report back.

He advised the students to take their education seriously, adding that it is not only meant for them to get employment to expose their minds to available opportunities.

The CC also assured the parents that all the grievances will be addressed urging them to be good ambassadors of the school by reporting such incidents in advance.

It will be prudent for us to allow parents to go home with their sons, he said advising the parents to guide the students accordingly.

Tialal at the same time disclosed that the TSC has already transferred the Principal and a new one is expected to report on Thursday.

He however warned that perpetrators will face the full force of the law, saying they had caused a great loss to the country.

Six out of the nine dormitories were razed last night but the perpetrators have not been identified.

The students are said to have complained against the School Principal, demanded for a big television screen and shortage of cutlery.

Source: Kenya News Agency