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Lumino High School Head teacher on the Spot Over UGX 90M

Godfrey Ojambo Adea, the PTA chairperson told Uganda Radio Network that the head teacher requested the other signatories to withdraw Shillings 90.1 million on grounds that the school had run short of administrative funds.

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Fred Mangeni Makaali, the head teacher of Lumino high School in Busia district is under fire from parents for alleged misappropriation of over Shillings 90M for the purchase of the school bus.  

In 2016, parents through the Parent’s Teachers Association agreed to contribute Shillings 10,000 per term per child for the purchase of a school bus. 

Parents have been paying the money for the last three years meaning each student paid 30,000 per year for three year, which accumulated to Shillings 272M.  

However, the parents say the money is missing on the account in Stanbic Bank that was opened for the purpose. There are four signatories to the account including the head teacher, PTA chairperson, treasurer and secretary.  

Godfrey Ojambo Adea, the PTA chairperson told Uganda Radio Network that the head teacher requested the other signatories to withdraw Shillings 90.1 million on grounds that the school had run short of administrative funds.

He reportedly promised to pay back when government disburses the school grant, which hasn’t happened.

 

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Cue out...esiiha syoola bahoseesa”//   

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The parents accuse Makaali of swindling the money and want him to refund it without any further delays.    

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John Obare, one of the parents accuses the head teachers of letting them by failure to buy the school bus they have waited for.  

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Cue out....hahaaya ohuwa bilaay”//    

 

Wilberforce Angajo Namwamba, the Busia District Principal Education Officer, says they will send auditors to audit the school accounts before taking action against the head teacher.    

 

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Cue out....efwee hudaha eseende”//   

  Makaali declined to comment on the accusations but told URN that he will not step at the school year because the parents are very uncooperative.

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