Gov’t asked to strip school foundation off the mandate to dismiss teachers, head teachers

By Denish Ongora (denish.ongora@vol.co.ug)

Otuke

Otuke County MP Paul Omara has asked government to strip school foundation bodies off the mandate to sack teachers and head teachers.

While speaking on the floor of parliament on Wednesday Paul Omara noted that the school foundation bodies have been given too much power including the dismissal of head teachers and teachers.

Omara said this has affected performance of schools since the foundation bodies are serving their own interests.

The catholic and Aglican churches have been embroiled in school foundation body wrangles in Lango and at least 11 schools in Lira district alone have been affected.

In March, the diocesan education coordinator of Lango diocese Christopher Odongo wrote to the education department of Lira city asking for the transfer of Grace Ejor who is a catholic, accusing her of grabbing gardens belonging to teachers which she reportedly gave to the catholic catechist of St. Thomas Catholic Chapel.

They asked that Ejor should be replaced by Secondina Akuma who was the head teacher of Burlobo primary school who is an Anglican.