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Hoima Nursing School Principal Suspended

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.

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The Hoima District Security Committee has suspended Betty Pacutho Angujero, the Principal Hoima School of Nursing and Midwifery.  

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 Principal.  

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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 restrict access. 

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 school.

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.