At Kakoola Primary School, the Management Committee and Parent Teacher’s Association also accuses the head teacher, Agnes Kulabako of disrespect and failure to account for Universal primary Education funds.
Three schools in Luweero district are breaking
off for holidays amidst wrangles pitying their school management committees,
foundation bodies against head teachers.
The affected are Kakoola, Bombo Barracks and
Kasana UMEA government aided primary schools. There is a sharp dispute between Mayimuna
Nansubuga, the head teacher of Kasana UMEA, Agnes Kulabako of Kakoola P/S, Tiba
Kataike of Bombo Barracks Primary School and the foundation bodies.
The head teachers no longer see eye to eye with
school the founders and management committee members. At Kasana UMEA
primary school, the foundation body led by Sheikh Ramadhan Mulindwa Nsanja, the
Acting Luweero District Kadhi accuses the headmistress of disrespect and
failure to account for Primary Teacher’s Association fees paid by pupils.
The wrangles saw the headmistress locked out of
her office with calls for her transfer. Sheikh says they won’t tolerate a head
teacher who doesn’t respect the founders and can’t account for school funds. At
Kakoola Primary School, the Management Committee and Parent Teacher’s
Association also accuses the head teacher, Agnes Kulabako of disrespect and
failure to account for Universal primary Education funds.
sucked in teachers who allegedly laid down their tools leaving candidates to go
without studies for a month. Fred Nyanzi, the Chairperson Kakoola Primary School
management Committee, says they want the school to be a model school where all
stakeholders participate in running and overseeing its activities.
Barracks Primary School, the head teacher, Tiba Kataike is at loggerheads with
the School Management Committee and parents who are Uganda People’s Defense
soldiers. Zenar Nasur, the Luweero District Education
Secretary, says according to the complaint she received, parents accuses
Kataike of disrespect and mismanagement of UPE funds.
Nasur says that
she has tried to reconcile the warring parties in vain. She now recommends the
transfer of the head teacher to another school to ease the tension. None of the head teachers was willing to comment but in their
defenses filled with the District Education Office, the head teachers accuse
the foundation bodies of overstepping their mandate.
Boniface Ssentongo, the Chairperson Luweero
District Education Committee, says preliminary investigations reveal that the head
teachers lack management skills and stakeholders are also ignorant about their
roles. Ssentongo says they resolved in a meeting held this week
involving the affected head teachers, management committees, district education
officials and Chief Administrative officer that the affected head teachers be trained
on how to manage the schools.
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Luweero District Inspector of Schools, Uthman Kamoga who is
investigating the wrangles referred our reporter to the District Education
Officer, Florence Bbosa who was unavailable for comment.