- Director urged schools to follow certain safety guidelines like installation of CCTV cameras.
- Police registered and responded to 18 fire outbreaks in education institutions since schools reopened early this year.
Police's Director of Fire and Rescue AIGP Joseph Mugisa has revealed that they have so far registered and responded to 18 fire outbreaks which have occured in education institutions since schools reopened early this year.
AIGP Mugisa while releasing a mini- report about fire outbreaks that have occured in learning institutions at police headquarters Naguru revealed that lives 7 learners were lost in these fires which he said mainly occured in privately owned schools
He revealed that investigations into the cause of these fires shows that most were set deliberately on school dormitories.
He adds that several suspects have also been arrested including two people who are suspected to have been behind the fire that occured at Good times infant Primary School Kawaala and claimed the life of one learner
Mugisa also revealed that they have established that whenever there are conflicts in schools, this has been followed by either strikes or fire outbreaks.
He therefore advised school administrators to have a way of solving such conflicts to avoid fire outbreaks
The fire and rescue services director however urged schools to follow certain safety guidelines like installation of CCTV cameras, putting fences around schools, fire fighting equipment and fire alarms to alert management in case of any outbreak.