KAMPALA – The administration of Gayaza High School are puzzled after a fire gutted another dormitory at the girls’ only secondary school on Sunday, two days after a similar one on Friday, March 6.
Kivebulaya dormitory caught fire on Sunday, following another fire which destroyed Corby dormitory on Friday, destroying students’ property worth millions. However, no student was injured in the two incidents.
On Sunday, parents were seen at the school gate waiting to enter to ascertain the safety of their students but the administration denied them.
Ms Robinah Kizito, the school headmistress, declined an interview, saying police was in charge of the investigations.
However, this website has learnt that the fire could be the work of arsonists given that there were no short circuits or any kind of cooking in the dormitory.
While the school dormitories are insured, the school management has appealed to the public to contribute towards buying students’ property that was burnt.
Kasangati Division Police Commander Edison Muhangi said they are investigating the allegations of arson.
Gayaza high school remains one of the oldest all-girls boarding secondary schools in the country. It is church-funded, government-aided and accredited by the Ministry of Education. Gayaza High School has 8 student dormitories which are named after prominent Ugandans, politicians or after administrators at the school