Hailstorm destroys Ntungamo’s oldest Primary school structures


One of the oldest primary schools in Ntungamo district has been destroyed
by a wind storm.

 The roof of a three classroom block at Butare Primary School in Ntungamo Sub County Ruhaama County was blown off during the storm yesterday.

The roof was blown for about 100 meters before it fell at a nearby church compound and also crumbled due to the force of the strong winds.

Speaking to the headmistress Butare primary school Kyorayende Evangelist noted that the storm started at around 1:30pm as the pupils were at lunch time but some teachers who were in class sustained minor injuries and termly reports destroyed.

 Kyorayende said three classrooms were primary one and two, and another block contained a library and two school stores all may not be used next term 2019 following the destruction.

She asked for assistance from government and local leaders noting that the disaster will affect the pupils and syllabus coverage as over two hundred pupils have no shelter to study from.

The chairman school management committee Ayebaze Peter said that the pupils might delay starting school next year since the children have no classroom left.

He thanked God that the roof didn’t collapse on pupils and one of the buildings were built in 1976 and 1982 respectively.

Butare primary school which is about 5km from Ntungamo town has enrollment of 400 pupils and it is one of the few government aided schools founded in 1957 where some of the buildings are older than people in the area.


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