Kira Police Division has arrested 24 pupils of Focus primary school located in Kasokoso, Kira municipality Wakiso District for attending classes an act which is contrary to the presidential directive aimed at fighting the spread of COVID-19.
“Upon this information, a police team rushed to the school. At about 11:30 am, they reached the school and found classes going on normally.
At the time of arrival at the school, pupils were attending lessons in class in big number of about 70,” said Police in a statement.
Police said the director of school only indentified as teacher Henry who was in class teaching Religious education managed to notice police presence from a distance and ran away.
Other teachers also managed to take off before arrest. These included teacher Brighton Wilson Ssalongo, Teacher James, Teacher Waiswa, and Kakaire David.
“In the class there were about 70 pupils all of whom were not putting on masks and congested. Others children jumped out of class and took off. Only 24 children were picked to give police information of what has been going on in the school. 21 of these are girls and 3 boys,” said Police.
Police said upon interview, children revealed that, they have been attending ordinary classes every week from Monday to Saturday with classes running from 0600hrs to 1100hrs since April.
They further stated that they were paying money to the school for the services of attending school. All these children were P7 candidates.
Police said that efforts are on to arrest the director of the school and the teachers who have been teaching.