The school, founded by American Catholic Brothers in 1938, has for a while been on a downward spiral, plagued by violent student strikes, poor administration, declining performance and falling enrollment.
Simon Emoru, the Soroti district inspector schools says that although the teacher-pupil ratio is estimated at 1:53, one teacher in the district today mans a classroom of 200 pupils, almost four times bigger than the ideal class.
MUASA chairperson Dr Deus Muhwezi Kamunyu accuses the Vice-chancellor of trying to cover up the rot in the University, by threatening staff who come up to expose excesses like irregular appointments and mismanagement of University land, among other issues.
The proposal was devised by Geoffrey Oguti, the Kitgum district chairperson for education and sports sectoral committee. Oguti argues that co-curricular activities are an integral part of holistic education.
Kalangala district has a total of 23 primary schools spread in nine out of the 63 habited islands. It has three secondary schools and two tertiary institutions. But with a population of 5,800 school going children, only 254 children are able to complete primary seven every year on average.