By Prossy Namiiro
the two teachers; Mr. Joseph Nsubuga and Ms. Lydia Nabakka who were supervising the Lubiri highschool agricultural tour, where students appeared in the video dancing explicit dance moves are being charged with Neglect to Prevent a Felony, C/S 389 of the Penal Code, Police has revealed.
According to Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations instituted inquiries into acts of indecent practice, exhibited by students of Lubiri High School. They followed legal guidance from the DPP and it was established that there was lack of enough supervision by the teachers during the field trip.
“As a result, we are recommending to the school management, the immediate suspension of students who participated in the indecent behavior and those who recorded and posted the videos on social media.” Enanga said
He believes that the punishment will act as a lesson to other students in school so that they behave in a more responsible manner.
“Upon their return to school, they will be counseled by probation officers in charge of the area, on appropriate behavior and how to refocus their attention on learning.” He addedf
Police further established that the bus carried 73 students, which was more than the sitting capacity of 67 students.
“Although, the driver did not solicit the number of students, which is excusable, it was not appropriate for the school to assign only two teachers, who failed to properly supervise the bus activities. All teachers charged with the duty of super attending students in school, must exercise reasonable supervision over them and the attendant circumstances. In this instance, instead of warning the students, they left them to behave in an egregious and unsafe manner.” Enanga continued to say.
He further urged the school to be more vigilant and take all necessary steps to ensure robust and reliable systems for preventing, reporting indiscipline, abuse, neglect of students and transparent dialogue with all stakeholders especially parents and guardians.