Heavy rains have wreaked havoc at Kanoni primary school in Kanoni Sub County, Kazo district. The rains have blown off the roof of the classroom block hosting the Primary 5, 6 and 7 class and the staff quarters.
The same block also hosts the head teacher’s office and residence. Perez Mweshezi the Headteacher of Kanoni Primary school, says that the rains began on Tuesday afternoon and lasted for more than three hours.
He says that the rains that were characterised by hailstorms and lightning made it hard for them to save reading materials like textbooks and chats. Mweshezi is now worried about how the school with 600 pupils is going to operate because of the damage.
He says that the P7 candidates are now attending classes outside while the P5 and P6 pupils are occupying the same class on the lower classes block.
Fred Ntungire, the Kanoni Sub County LC V Councillor is concerned that pupils will not study under trees, which is also risky as the rainy season sets in.
Jameson Kakuru, the Kanoni Sub County LC III chairperson, says that the rain also destroyed the building hosting his office and that of the Community Development officer. He says the rain also left a trail of destruction in Nyabihere, Nyarubanga, Karo villages.
Deo Robert, the Kazo District Education Officer, says that they have started compiling a report for dispatch to the Ministry of Education and Sports for possible assistance. He says that the government constructed two classrooms at the same school three ago but the destruction calls for more support.
Samuel Tumusiime, a parent at the school says the calamity has added to their misery following the unprecedented closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Peter Musiime, one of the residents, says that he lost 16 acres of the banana plantations to the rains.
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