Girls abandon school over sharing latrine with boys

Girls abandon school over sharing latrine with boys

Several girls at Lulongo Primary School in Mubende District have abandoned classes for lack of separate pit-latrines.

Christine Nakisekka, 12, who was in Primary Six until the first week of September, left the school because she felt embarrassed whenever she shared the pit-latrine with boys.

Nakisekka told Mbabule fm recently that it had become unbearable for her until she decided to stay home. At first, her mother quarreled with her and forced her to go back, but she later understood her situation and agreed to find her another school next year.

The school senior woman teacher, Ms Ruth Sanyu, said 14 other girls dropped out of school in the past months over similar concerns.

The school has a population of 400 pupils. Teachers also use the same pit-latrine. Currently, the pupils are on holiday.