Education activists in Kabale District want uneducated councillors removed from school Board of Governors and Management Committees.
The Activists claim that although Board of Governors and Management Committees play a vital role towards the development of schools, most schools in Kabale District have uneducated councillors on their boards.
According to the activists, such councillors have little or no knowledge on setting school plans and policies as well as monitor and evaluate performance.
Robert Kakuru Byamugisha, the Executive Director Kick Corruption Out of Uganda, a non-Governmental Organisation, says such councillors have created a very big setback in the education system.
He says technical officers like head teachers take advantage of uneducated councillors to divert school funds to their personal businesses.
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Grace Munyambabazi, the Inspector of Schools Kabale Municipality, says councillors who failed to take oath in English during their swearing in don't deserve seats on school committees.
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Pius Rwakimari, the Councillor representing Kyanamira sub county, says there is need for a law setting academic qualifications for councillors.
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Loy Zikampereza, the Speaker Kabale District Council, says since there is no law that sets academic qualification for councillors there is no reason why they should be faulted.