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School Teacher in Pader Survives Beating by Parents Over Drunkenness

Michael Komakech, a Primary Four Social Studies teacher at Lacor Primary School was saved from the angry mob by area security committee who whisked him to Atanga Police Post for safe custody.
A Primary School teacher in Atanga Sub County, Pader District on Tuesday survived being beaten by angry parents for reportedly being too drunk.

Michael Komakech, a Primary Four Social Studies teacher at Lacor Primary School was saved from the angry mob by area security committee who whisked him to Atanga Police Post for safe custody. 

The parents allegedly accused Komakech of failing to teach their children because he is always drunk.

Charles Otim, the Lacor Primary School Headteacher says Komakech started drinking on Monday but failed to report to class.

Otim says Komakech had been earlier warned by his predecessor over his conducts of drunkenness but has never reformed adding that he has persistently been reporting to school while drunk.

“We saved Komakech from being beaten by angry parents of pupils who were already tired of his conducts. They had wanted to beat him and forcefully evict home from the teacher’s quarters but I stopped them because he [Komakech] has children,” says Otim.

According to Otim, the former school Headteacher had earlier written to the district Education Department to consider scrapping off Komakech from the payroll since he wasn’t productive in the teaching profession.

He says Otim’s actions are unprofessional of a trained teacher and immoral to the young children they are striving to educate.

A security officer who didn’t want to be named since he doesn’t speak for the Police says Komakech has become a burden to the community and the school.

He says Komakech had also threatened to kill and sell cows belonging to Otema, the school’s Management Committee chairperson accusing him of plotting for his removal from teaching profession.

Dickson Ojok, the Pader District Education and Health Secretary says that they don’t condone such acts and have called for tough action against Komakech’s unprofessional behaviours.

He is currently being detained at Atanga Police Post charged with negligence of duty under REF 11/12/11/2019.

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