Gulu Pupil Commits Suicide Over School Fee

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The management and staff of Baptist primary school in Gulu Municipality are in trouble and at the same time mourning following the shocking death of a pupil who committed suicide after being sent home over none payment of school dues.

Prosy Ajok, aged 16, who was in form five, committed suicide on Wednesday at around 4pm shortly after she was sent home to pick her outstanding school dues.

Boniface Rubangakene, a brother to the deceased, told Mega Fm that the deceased committed suicide by hanging in her room.

President Yoweri Museveni has said over time that pupils and students in Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE) schools should not be sent home over school fees.

Last year, a pupil at Acankado Primary School in Kole district, also committed suicide by hanging after being sent home to pick his outstanding school dues.

Reports indicate that the boy took his life after his father reportedly said he did not have the money to enable him return to school

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