26 July 2010

Bomb blasts: how safe are rural schools?

Uganda is on high security alert following the recent bomb attack. The survey carried out in schools around the city,found a security lapse in most of them. How about rural schools?

How possible is it to enforce security in a school where children study under trees, without desks and the schools lack fences? Does it mean that the bomb attackers only target the affluent? I request that the authorities think of the security of all children in Uganda, not just those based in urban areas. Teachers in rural schools need to be sensitised over security consciousness. I do not buy the assumption that urban-based schools are more insecure.

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