The Hoima District Security Committee has
suspended Betty Pacutho Angujero, the Principal Hoima School of Nursing and
The decision to suspend the principal was reached in an
emergency closed door meeting held in the Office of Hoima Resident District Commissioner
on Tuesday evening following a student’s strike.
The meeting that was chaired by the Deputy Hoima Resident
District Commissioner, Richard Tabaro was
attended by Dr. Safinah Musene, the commissioner in charge of Business,
Technical and Vocational Education in the Education Ministry.
After the meeting, the security team rushed to
Hoima Nursing School and addressed the students. Dr. Musene told the students
that they resolved to suspend the principal to paveway for investigations into
the allegations leveled against her and usher peace in the school.
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She informed the students that the Deputy
Principal, Zamurat Irumba will serve in acting capacity as they look for
another Principal to take care of the school. She called for collaboration with the acting
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On Monday, the students staged a strike
demanding for the immediate resignation and Transfer of Angujero. They blocked the school main gate to
They accused the principal of among other things being behind
the resignation of several tutors, poor meals, poor academic standards,
corruption and above all being a dictator.
On Tuesday evening heavily armed anti-riot police led by
Hoima District Police Commander, Christopher Katumba, rushed to the school when
the students turned rowdy and started pelting stones at any one accessing the
Hoima School of Nursing and Midwifery was started in 2010 as
an initiative of Buliisa, Masindi, Kibaale, Kiryandongo and Hoima districts
with the objective of training health workers to address the health manpower
challenges in the region.