Ayub Maganda, the Chairperson Buwolomela primary school Management Committee, says he repeatedly engaged the head teacher to improve supervision in vain.
Billy Buyinza, the head teacher of Buwolomela primary school in Iganga district is on interdiction for posting poor Primary Leaving Examination-PLE results. He was interdicted by the Iganga District Education Officer, Baker Kasadakawo because 20 of the 37 candidates his school presented for last year's PLE failed completely.
Kasadakawo intervened following protests from angry parents. They stormed the office of Iganga LC V Chairperson, Patrick Kayemba, accusing the head teacher of poor supervision, which has resulted in poor performance over the past four years.
Kayemba told URN that he convened a meeting with the school Management Committee and District Education Officer, which resolved to interdict Buyinza. Ayub Maganda, the Chairperson Buwolomela primary school Management Committee, says he has repeatedly engaged the head teacher to improve supervision in vain.
"We asked the head teacher to increase supervision on teachers so as to maintain their visibility in classroom but he didn't listen, which has contributed to the deteriorating performance in P.L.E," he said. Baker Kasadakawo, the Iganga District Education Officer, says all head teachers were given targets of scoring a minimum of two first grades in P.L.E.
"During the course of last year, we made targets of at least two first grades per UPE school in P.L.E and whoever failed to achieve this target or even near it with at least five super first grades of aggregate 13, 14 and 15 respectively will face either, interdiction, demotion or even indefinite suspension from their schools," he said.
Kasadakawo says parents had raised written complaints against Buyinza. "Before this, I had received written complaints against Buyinza and because the school continues to perform poorly, am left with no option but to set him aside," he said.
Buyinza, who denies receiving the interdiction letter, accuses parents of failing to provide lunch for their children, saying there is no way hungry pupils can concentrate in class and score good grades.