By: George Muzoora
Masindi: Parents of Kijogoro Primary School in Miirya Sub-county, Masindi District have chased away the head teacher and demanded his transfer over poor results in last year’s Primary Leaving Examinations.
The parents, who stormed the school on Monday, were angered by its poor performance after it produced 11 second grades and 22 third grades out of the 33 pupils who sat for the exams. Mr Isa Magadu has been the head teacher of the government-aided school for the last three years but has never registered any first grade.
The school’s parents’ teachers association (PTA) chairman, Mr Leonard Ochama, said parents also accused Mr Magadu of absenteeism, among other things.
Mr Ochama said they want him replaced by a committed person to improve the academic performance of the school.
“If parents have rejected him, I have nothing to do as their representative but let the concerned authorities solve this matter as soon as possible,” he said. The district education officer, Mr Francis Kyomuhendo, said he had not yet received any complaints from the parents against the head teacher.
“If they formerly make a report through their PTA and school management committee, we shall help them,” he said.
Mr Magadu, however, could not be reached for a comment as he was reportedly in an undisclosed location for his safety.
The district vice chairman, who also doubles as the district secretary for education, Mr Kanaginagi Ateenyi, condemned the parents for taking law in their hands. He said if parents had their grievances, they should have reported to relevant authorities so that the matter is solved without embarrassing anyone.