The administration of Sebei College, Tegeres in Kapchorwa District has suspended about 800 students for two weeks for engaging in a violent strike.
The strike erupted after the school administration reportedly failed to show the English Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United, which ended 1-1 on Sunday.
According to the suspension letter dated October 23, 2022 signed by the head teacher, Mr Frederic Chesang, each of the suspended students will return at the end of two weeks with a parent and a payment receipt of Shs 103,000.
The suspended students are from Senior one, two, three and five.
During an interview with this publication on Monday, Mr Chesang said they were faced with load shedding but students thought it was a deliberate attempt to stop them from watching the match.
Mr Chesanga said the students destroyed water pipes, doors, windows, CCTV cameras, adding that they have started investigations to get the ringleaders.
However, one of the suspended students said it had become a routine for the school to deny them a right to entertainment.
Mr Toskin Musani George, the assistant Town Clerk of Kapchorwa Municipality said the school made a hurried decision to suspend the students.