Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Ugandan teachers used bomb as bell

IOL.co.za: "Addis Ababa - Students in a Ugandan school might not always have been happy to hear the sound of their school bell, but it turns out the alternative could have been much worse.

A group that travels the country to spread awareness about the dangers of unexploded mines - still a major problem in a region that has been scarred by conflicts over recent decades - was shocked to find that teachers were using an unexploded bomb as a school bell, reported the Daily Monitor on Sunday.

Worse, the bomb was still live, even as teachers at the primary school in south-western Uganda's Kasese district banged it with a rock to call children to classes or assemblies, the newspaper reported.

About 700 children attend the school."