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Kyotera Head Teacher Arrested For Misusing UGX 7M Exams Fees

Musa Kayongo, the Rakai District Police Commander, says police was forced to pick up the school head teacher after failing to explain why he didnt buy the materials in time yet he received money for the materials.
Kyotera Police are holding a head teacher accused of misusing money meant for buying examination materials for senior four candidates. The suspect is Denis Ssenteza Walusimbi, the head teacher St Raphael Secondary school Kabira in Kyotera district.

He is wanted for misusing Shillings 7 million he collected from students to buy materials for physics practical examinations. This morning students waited for Walusimbi to present the examination materials for the physics practical examination in vain.

It took the intervention of the school management committee to mobilize funds to buy materials for the students. Musa Kayongo, the Rakai District Police Commander, says police was forced to pick up the school head teacher after failing to explain why he didn't buy the materials in time yet he received money for the materials.

According to Kayongo, the head teacher faces fraud charges. In his statement, Ssenteza claims that some board members he didn't name borrowed the money but failed to pay back in time. Mathias Kigoye, the Kyotera District Education Officer -DEO has condemned the incident, saying that it is ashaming that even a head of a government school can swindle exams fees.

He however, says they managed to secure examination materials for students to use so that they can continue with their physics practical examination. Kigoye says exams are so far moving on well since they have not yet registered cases of malpractices from any center. Some school heads in Kyotera have raised concern over the scarcity of materials used in practical examinations and lessons.

Proscovia Nakandi, the head teacher Kalisizo Progressive College, says the materials were so expensive and difficult to access in their areas, saying they had to travel to Masaka to get some of the materials, which brought some delays.