Kigezi High School Closed Indefinitely

Kigezi High School in Kabale district has been closed indefinitely and all 580 students sent home following a violent strike on Thursday morning.

The students went on rampage yesterday, protesting the decision by the school management not to enroll the school in the 2019 Copa Coca-Cola football competitions.

The school board chairman Rev. Dr. Medard Rugyendo, announced that the school would not be partaking the games scheduled for next week due to financial constraints.

The Administration also resolved to suspend bursaries for all footballers and salary for the school Coach, Denis Tushabe until the school stabilizes financially.

Students leaving school

Students erupted in a strike which compelled police to intervene with teargas and live fire.

This morning, the school administration held an emergency meeting with security and political leaders, in which it was resolved that the school be closed and the students go home until further notice.

Stephen Mugume, the school head teacher while commenting on the genesis of the strike, said the school leadership had deemed it fit to halt sports competitions in order to first concentrate on reviving academics and discipline.

He says the students will remain at home until the management holds a meeting with parents to forge a way forward.


Patrick Besigye Keihwa the Kabale District Chairperson blamed the school administration for promoting indiscipline among students by allowing footballers not to attend classes.


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