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Buikwe Seed School’s Failure to Replace Stolen Computers Worries ICT Candidates :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Buikwe Seed School’s Failure to Replace Stolen Computers Worries ICT Candidates

Buikwe District District Education Officer- DEO, Julius Kizito Musisi, says that the issue of the missing computers was raised to his office and he reported the matter to the police for investigations.
Minister Diana Mutasingwa talking to the head teacher, Hajji Sulaiman Muwanga during comissioning of the computer lab in mid March this year.

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Senior four candidates at Sugu Seed School in Buikwe District are under panic following the management’s failure to replace 29 stolen computers that were stolen from the school ahead of their Uganda Certificate of Education- UCE examinations.

As schools prepare for the UCE examinations scheduled to commence with a briefing on Friday this week, senior four candidates in the Information Communication Technologies-ICT class at Sugu have expressed fear of registering poor performance due to the lack of basic equipment. 

The students told URN on condition of anonymity that they barely attended computer classes this term since the computer lab lacked power when the solar system became dysfunctional. “The school managed to connect power but unfortunately thugs broke into the lab and stole all the computers. We have not practiced anything, and we lack assurance of any other options to use in writing our finals,” a candidate told our reporter. 

There are over 40 ICT senior four candidates. The school Deputy Head Teacher, Hamidu Nsubuga confirms that all 29 computers are missing but they are contemplating on how to get options, especially for candidates. 

“We are devising means as the administration to see that we receive more others. The ones we had were stolen but I cannot go into details since the police are conducting the investigations,” Nsubuga notes. Christopher Sseruyange, the Buikwe District Education Secretary appeals for expeditious investigations into the matter so as to ensure the recovery of the lost computers.

He also appeals to the District Education Officer-DEO to take action against the head teacher for laxity and spending most of his days on personal errands without reporting to school. According to Sseruyange, the head teacher should be held accountable for failure to engrave computers as well as ensure their safety.

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Our efforts to speak to the head teacher, Hajji Sulaiman Muwanga were unsuccessful. Information obtained by our reporter shows that he has spent two weeks without reporting for work. 

Buikwe District District Education Officer- DEO, Julius Kizito Musisi, says that the issue of the missing computers was raised to his office and he reported the matter to the police for investigations.

Musisi also disclosed that he advised the head teacher and management to committe to find quick means of replacing the computers before the beginning of exams to create a smooth environment for ICT candidates. 

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The Ssezibwa Regional Police Spokesperson, Hellen Butoto confirms that the case was registered at Buikwe police station and investigations are ongoing. She notes that they summoned some individuals to make statements.

Some residents are bitter with the school management for relaxing towards such expensive school assets. Shania Nalweyiso, one of the resident's appealed for the transfer of the head teacher and his deputy, saying they were reckless.

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The school was commissioned in mid-March this year by the Minister of State in the Office of the Vice President, Diana Nankunda Mutasingwa. The government injected Shillings 1.9billion into the project with support from World Bank.    

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