South Sudan: 3 secondary schools in Koboko District were closed due to brawl.
Following the brawl that erupted last month, police and educational stakeholders shuttered three secondary schools in Koboko District.
Last month, more than 200 students were stranded in Moyo when St Andrews College locked its doors due to a brawl.
According to information acquired by NCMP, West Nile area police spokesman Angucia Josephine said that the 12-hour battle between students began at 11 p.m. Tuesday night and finished at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning.
“It is true that there was a heated argument between Koboko pupils and their parents. It is said that students from Nyangilia Secondary School stormed Koboko Public Secondary School on Monday night, driven by a long-standing rivalry between the two institutions.”
He went on to say that during the incident, students from Koboko public SS reacted and badly wounded one of the assailants from Nyangilia SS, who was brought to Koboko health center IV for treatment since school property was also damaged.
This allegedly compelled Nyangilia SS to summon pupils from Koboko parental SS in order to strengthen them against Koboko public SS.
According to reports, the students fought with bows, arrows, and stones. Police reacted as they were involved in ongoing skirmishes with the students throughout the night, arresting three Koboko public SS students. The cops also found arrows and bows used in combat.
The DPC, DISO, and DEO Koboko, together with other stakeholders, shuttered Koboko Public SS about 9 a.m. today and relocated to Koboko Parents SS, then to Nyangilia SS.
Some parents have criticized the school administrations of the impacted institutions of being too reactive. Many people questioned their skill and aptitude to deal with such a circumstance. What kind of school would allow its pupils to assault another school?
More than 150 South Sudanese students are enrolled in Nyangilia Secondary School. It’s unknown when the pupils will be able to return to school.