- The review of the security and emergency measures in schools will ensure the safety of children
- Matrons should examine the health conditions of children especially the female ones before admitting them into schools
Police have appealed to school administrators to review their emergency and security measures within and around their schools following the opening of the second term on Monday.
Fred Enanga the police spokesperson noted that the review of the security and emergency measures within and around the schools will ensure the safety of children while in schools
Addressing a weekly news conference at Police headquarters Naguru, Enanga said all schools should follow the guidelines which were instituted to ensure the security of both visitors and parents as they access schools.
He also appealed to school matrons to examine the health conditions of children especially the female ones before admitting them into schools for any sign of sexual harassment.He adds that it's important for parents to walk with pupils straight to classrooms rather than dropping them around compound or the drop zone and drive off.
For boarding schools, Enanga asked guardians to avoid smuggling prohibited items to school such as mobile phones, electric gadgets, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, energy drinks, inflammable like lighters, and match boxes.
The Police spokesperson further calls upon all school administrators to work with police commanders in case of any threats regarding their schools.
Meanwhile, the directorate of CID is investigating the circumstances under which a teacher in an International school allegedly defiling a three and half year old child.
Berry Kiribimana a Burundian National and a teacher at Ambrossoli international School in Bugolobi is accused by the child of sexually harassing her.
In the months of February and March the suspect escorted one of the girls in his class room to the toilet and used his fingers to sexually assault her.The victim reported the matter to her parents, who contacted police for investigations which indicated her private parts had been affected.The teacher has since been charged to court and remanded.