20 November 2012

Uganda: Gulu Students Axed Over Demons

Authorities at Sacred Heart SS in Gulu have suspended three student leaders following an incident in which over 50 students were allegedly possessed by demons.

The student leaders, a former and current head girl as well as a prefect, had strongly called for the intervention of the district leaders in the matter. According to some students, the leaders were punished for tarnishing the school's image by talking about the demonic attacks.

The current head girl Agnes Anoba got suspended two weeks ago while her predecessor Sandra Aber was sent home a week later and is doing her senior six exams while commuting from her home. Harriet Amarorwot, who was dorm captain of Paradise, was sent home last Friday.

When contacted, the school head teacher Sr Suzan Ndezu declined to comment.

"I cannot answer it now because I have other people to [attend] to, and besides investigations are still ongoing" Ndezu said.

The school closed for holidays on Friday November 16, yet most government aided schools are still in session for another two weeks.

"These demonic attacks are getting worse in the school, I think that's why they made us rush with the examinations," a senior five student at the school said. The school is yet to present a report on the demonic attacks, as requested by the district authorities.

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