Makerere College staff on strike over return of interdicted headmistress

Both teaching and non-teaching staff at Makerere College School have gone on strike opposing return of the school’s interdicted head teacher Ms Agnes Ssebayiga.

The IGG in August interdicted Ms Sebayiga over a number of irregularities at the 69-year-old Kampala based school. Subsequently, Ms. Elizabeth Onen took over office as the Acting Head teacher.

But on August 8, the IGG ordered that Ms Sebayiga’s interdiction be lifted as investigations into the said allegations continue. Ms Sebayiga was supposed to resume office today.

However, the staff at the school went on a sit down strike, opposing her return until she is cleared by the IGG.

The school has also suspended Beginning of Term Exams (BOT) which were supposed to start today for non-candidate classes. Some of the students in candidate classes told Daily Monitor that the strike is affecting them since classes have also been suspended.

The school was established in 1945 to provide facilities where Makerere University students in the School of Education, could practice supervised teaching. At that time, the university was known as Makerere College.

Makerere College School is listed among Africa’s top 100 schools and shares fame with other traditional schools such as Mengo Senior School, Namilyango College, Gayaza High School, Rainbow International School and Lincoln International to mention a few.

The school has over the years produced some of best candidates in Kampala District in the national O and A level examinations. In 2010, it was ranked among the ten best middle schools (O Level), based on analysis of S4 results for the ten years from 2000 to 2009.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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