April 15, 2024

Akany Primary School head teacher contemplating running away from school over external pressure

By Denis Okello (denis.okello@vol.co.ug)

Lira

The head teacher of Akany Primary School in Amach Sub County, Lira District has said he is contemplating running away from the school following the pressure pilled on him by a section of parents who are questioning his decision of registering their pupils for PLE at Alworo Primary School.

George Odongo told Voice of Lango that on Saturday, a section parents of Akany primary school held a meeting in which they resolved that their pupils will not be taken to sit for PLE exams at Alworo Primary school where they registered

Recently, the Chairperson school management committee of Alworo Bua Allan told Voice of Lango fm that their headteacher Santa Margret Akello in collaboration with the district inspector of schools Patrick Olwit Ogwang registered pupils to sit for PLE at Akany primary school without the knowledge of school authorities.

This happened after UNEB allegedly deregistered the names of the pupils who didn’t pay for registration fees following the misappropriation of the funds by some district officials.

Last week, Lira diocesan education department who founded the school arrested the school headteacher Santa Marget Akello to investigate her over allegations of master minding registration of 211 pupils of Alworo primary school at Akany primary school.

George Paul Odongo the head teacher of Akany primary school says the candidates of Akany have rejected the decision to have their counterparts of Akany primary school to sit at the center number.

Odongo says he is facing a lot of challenges from his superiors because they are subjecting to under pressure to take his candidates to sit at Alworo primary school yet both the candidates and their parents have rejected the move. 

The district inspector of schools Patrict Olwit Ogwang when contacted to respond to the allegations referred our reporter to the Chief Administrative Officer Ben Otim Ogwete whom he said was handling the matter.

Otim’s number however, wasn’t available by press time.