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LC V chairman orders Closed school Reopened

Muhammad Katerega, Bukomansimbi LC V chairman has ordered the re-opening of Buwenda Church of Uganda primary school in Butenga Sub County days after it was closed by parents over poor performance.
Muhammad Katerega, Bukomansimbi LC V chairman has ordered the re-opening of Buwenda Church of Uganda primary school in Butenga Sub County, days after it was closed by parents citing poor performance. On Thursday last week, angry parents stormed Buwenda Church of Uganda primary school and closed it accusing the head teacher of poor performance.

Led by Martin Kirongoozi, PTA chairperson, parents accused Annett Nakato, head teacher Buwenda Church of Uganda primary school of failing to perform for the last 8 she has been heading the school. They also accused her of embezzlement, mismanagement of school property and failure to convene parents meetings.

Joseph Mugenyi, one of the parents accused Nakato ofstealing over 50 hoes, 25 slashers and a wheel barrow that were donated to them by Red Berna, a none government organization. As a result, Muhammad Katerega, Bukomansimbi LC V chairman rushed to the school and pleaded with the parents to calm down and reopen the school.

 

 

He asked the parents to follow the right channels to have their grievances addressed instead of disrupting school activities. Now, Katerega has written to Patrick Zziwa, Bukomansimbi District Education officer and Solomon Ssonko, Chief Administrative Officer to transfer Nakato. In his letter dated February 24th, Katerega explains that he visited the school and found angry parents pitch camped their demanding for the immediate transfer of the head teacher or else they attack her.

Madina Nsereko, the area LC I chairperson has welcomed the decision by the LC V chairman to push for the transfer of Nakato. She says that as local leaders they are ready to cooperate with the new head teacher who will be posted to the school. Nakato has not yet commented on the accusations about her as her whereabouts are still unknown.

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