Parents Strike Over Headteacher Transfer -School Gardens Destroyed.

By: Weswa Ronnie

Parents of Bukise Primary, a government-aided School in Bukise Sub County; Sironko District today destroyed school crops in protest of a decision to transfer the headteacher Emma Wangwe.

Moses Gamasho the Chairperson School Management Committee says the protest started after some parents got information that a new headteacher Beatrice Nandudu had been brought to replace Emma Wangwe. The angry parents then descended on the school garden and destroyed crops that included bananas, cassava, beans and maize among others.

Wilberforce Wandela and Patrick Mulyalya who are parents at the school told Elgon FM that they are opposed to the proposal of transferring the headteacher Emma Wangwe. They claim Wangwe has increased pupil numbers and the school registered six children in second grade in last year’s Primary Leaving Examinations.

Simon Masaba the LCII chairperson for Bukise parish says they are not willing to work with the new headteacher. Masaba has threatened to close the head teacher’s office if the authorities insist on bringing Beatrice Nandudu.

Moses Nambale the Sironko District Education Officer has called for calmness saying they have halted plans of transferring the headteacher as a result of the threats by parents.

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