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Uganda: Government moves 100 head teachers, deputies

The Ministry of Education and Sports has transferred 108 secondary school head teachers and their deputies in order to improve efficiency in those institutions.

The list includes 69 head teachers and 39 deputy head teachers.

Among those moved are Ms Yunia Lwanga, the Entebbe SS head teacher, who was taken to Nsangi SS after 15 years in Entebbe, while Ms Ruth Mande Muyinda, who was at Kitende SS for 16 years, moves to replace Ms Lwanga. Mr Sam Kuloba, the commissioner in-charge of secondary education, said:

“The transferred head teachers were shifted based on overstaying in the school, or upon request for various reasons and to improve efficiency.”

He asked the transferred teachers to move to their new stations immediately and directed the boards of governors to organise handover to enable the redeployed staff start the new academic year on February 4.

Mr Ali Mugagga is also among the teachers moved. He headed Kibuli SS until last year when the ministry interdicted him following allegations that he had sexually abused some of his female students.

The Ministry of Education instituted a committee to look into the allegations whose findings implicated him.
But when the ministry later asked the police to investigate the matter with a view to prosecuting Mr Mugagga, he was cleared of the allegations, which basis the ministry has now used to reinstate him and shift him to Bukonde SS, Mbale.

Mr Mugagga’s known telephone number was inaccessible when this newspaper tried to reach him for a comment on his reinstatement and transfer. But Mr Kuloba said: “Mr Mugagga’s interdiction was lifted.

The police cleared him of the criminal aspect. There was no evidence. There was nobody volunteering information. We are going to put him back on full pay.”

By Daily Monitor

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