BY RICHARD GOLOOBA
SOUNDING strong and determined to implement the new directives of the Uganda examination body to arrest all school directors and headteachers for grading students who have to be registered for final examinations through elimination methods, as residuals and sell them to others schools, the Wakiso District Education Officer Fredrick Kiyingi Kinobe has vowed to take tough actions.
He has asked parents of affected students to sue the headteachers for psychological, emotional and financial damage due to their failure to present candidateso in fear of registering failures.
“How can you admit a child for primary one all through to primary seven and then fail to present him or her for Primary Leaving Examinations, fearing that he or she will fail?” This must immediately stop and any school caught stopping students, will face it rough.
This was during the Greater Wakiso District Headteachers Meeting, hosted by Mr. Justus Mugisha, at Standard High Zana Campus.
Kinobe said, “You are busy bulldozing school management committees into signing for the release of government funds like UPE without work plans and budgets. We will not entertain sabotage.”
Deputy CAO Mr Jude Mark Bukenya warned civil servants who have refused to retire after clocking the mandatory retirement age, that there is no contracts at that age.
“What is it that you have not done in all the years of service that you want to do at 60 years? Give space for deputies to become heads.” he echoed.
The meeting was attended by DIS Thomson Kasule, Senior Education Officer William Mutashaba, Municipal Education Officers & Inspectors of Schools and other stakeholders.
Wakiso District Pre and Primary Schools Headteachers’ Association (WAPPSHA) Chairperson William Bwambale praised the unity and cooperation amongst both private and public education institutions in the district, and argued them to strengthen that through nurturing those who under performing in education, athletics, ballgames and MDD to offer holistic education to the communities.
He encouraged all teachers both private or public, retired or practising to register to enable the government screen and root out the infamous ghosts in the payroll and prepare for those effectively.