The head teachers have been summoned by Luweero Chief Administrative Officer Christopher Kyomya to explain their failure to present their performance reports and accountabilities for the last financial year.
74 primary school head teachers in Luweero district are in trouble for alleged neglect of duty and disobeying lawful orders. The head teachers have been summoned by Luweero Chief Administrative Officer Christopher Kyomya to explain their failure to present their performance reports and accountabilities for the last financial year.
They are Norah Nalwase, Headmaster Bukolwa Church of Uganda, Juliet Nabowa of St. Mugagga, Mary Mirembe of Buzirandulu RC, Ishaka Ssekulima, Kabuye UMEA, Ahmed Kityo, Wobulenzi Umea, Moses Buyego, Bbuga SDA and Betty Nakazzi of Nkonkojerru primary school amongst others.
Kyomya says that the head teachers have failed to present their performance report to his office for onward transmission to the office of the permanent secretary for evaluation and support. He says that the report was expected six months ago, but the teachers have remained adamant.
Kyomya explains under ministry of Education and Sports standing orders, head teachers together with local authorities are supposed to map activities for the year and submit a performance report indicated their achievements and failures. He says that he has summoned all the 74 head teachers to explain why they were not performing within one week, failure of which would attract severe penalties such as suspension and interdiction for disobeying lawful orders.
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Kyomya says that the failure by the head teachers to present performance reports and accountabilities has made it difficult to monitor their activities and identify key area for support. All the implicated head teachers have declined to comment on the accusations against them.
Richard Ssembajjwe, the chairperson Uganda National Teachers’ Union-Luweero branch faults his colleagues for being negligent about their duties. He says education officials in the district have been warning and asking the head teachers to submit their performance reports since February 2012 but they have remained defiant.
Ssembajjwe says that he personally been persuading the officials not to take action and give the head teacher sometime to present the reports in vain. He says that the failure to present the reports denies the ministry a chance to know the challenges in school in the education that could have negative effects on funding.