Angry Parents Force Head teacher Out of School

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In short
Their emotions were evoked by a persistent decline in performance in Primary Leaving Examinations. The parents also accused Baine of abuse of office, absenteeism and misuse of funds, a result of which management committee lost confidence in the head teacher who has served the school for the last 13 years.

Angry Parents have stormed premises of Kasheregyenyi Primary school in Kamugangunzi Sub County and ordered the head teacher out of the school, accusing her of incompetence.

Furious Parents led by James Mutungi, the Vice chairperson for the school's Parents Teachers association - PTA accused the head teacher Night Baine of running the school as a personal business.

Their emotions were evoked by a persistent decline in performance in Primary Leaving Examinations. The parents also accused Baine of abuse of office, absenteeism and misuse of funds, a result of which management committee lost confidence in the head teacher who has served the school for the last 13 years.

Mutungi explains that although Kasheregyenyi Primary school was once the best performing school in the sub county, It has not recorded a single pupil in division one, over the last two years.  He adds that the head teacher used all the funds raised as parent's contribution to the school each term and failed to avail accountability as requested. Each Pupil contributes shs 18,000 to the school every term.

Francis Biryomumaisho, a member of the school's management committee says that they have been rendered useless under the leadership of the head teacher.

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The head teacher tried to defend herself but in vain. Parents also rejected a plea by Rev. Fred Kyarikunda the school's overseer under the church of Uganda, the school's foundation body to give the district leadership three weeks to review the matter.
The parents were backed by Julius Barusya, the Kamuganguzi sub county LCV councilor.

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Bernard Kasangaki the Kabale Deputy Chief Administrative officer told Uganda Radio network that the school has been left under the care of the Deputy Head teacher Derrick Asiimwe as investigations take shape.

Night Baine, the embattled head teacher told Uganda Radio network that all the allegations against her are baseless.

 

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Anthony Kushaba
For Anthony Kushaba, journalism is not just a job; it is a calling. Kushaba believes journalism is one of the few platforms where the views of the oppressed and margainalised can be heard. This is what his journalism aims to do: bring to light untold stories.

Kushaba is the Mbarara region URN bureau chief. Mitooma, Ntungamo, Bushenyi, Sheema, Isingiro, and Kiruhura districts fall under his docket. Kushaba has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Kushaba is a journalism graduate from Uganda Christian University Study Centre at Bishop Barham College in Kabale. Before joining URN, Kushaba worked with Voice of Kigezi (2008), Bushenyi FM (2010) and later on to Voice of Muhabura.

Kushaba's journalism interests centre on conflict, peace and electoral reporting. Kushaba occasionally writes on tourism, health, religion and education. He describes himself as highly driven and will pursue a tip until it yields a story.