By Jackie Nalubwama
Situated in the outskirts of Moroto Town is Lia Primary
School. A school that has been riddled with insecurity so
much so that even members of staff fear to stay at the school.
|Rose Rebecca Ayugi, the headteacher
Lia primary school
|The newly constructed staff
quarters courtesy of NUSAF
Yet it is both a day and boarding school. The Tepeth,
despite belonging to the same clan, are known to fight one
another at a bend adjacent to the school.
This has been the main reason for insecurity at the school.
In 2001 and 2002, some children lost their lives on their
way back home from school because of Tepeth feuds.
The headmistress, Rose Rebecca Ayugi said, “Teachers
used to stay away from the school. Parents of pupils in
P.7 are the ones who used to guard their children, who were
in night preps.”
NUSAF has now come to the school’s aid and built
staff quarters, which will house 2 teachers, at a cost of
Shs. 34 million at the school.
Ayugi expects that the quarters will improve security at
the school because at least 2 teachers will be residents
of the school, giving the children more security because
of their presence.