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Kisoro Head teacher On the Run after Blocking PLE Candidate

Frobel Iratuzi, 16, claims that despite being prepared for the exam, Bizere turned her away, citing her failure to pay Shillings 60,000. Despite rushing home to inform her sick mother and managing to collect only Shillings 20,000, she was still denied entry.

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Alice Bizere, the head teacher of Gisharu Primary School in Kirundo Sub County, Kisoro district, is currently on the run following claims that she denied a primary seven candidate the opportunity to sit for the recently concluded Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE).

Frobel Iratuzi, 16, claims that despite being prepared for the exam, Bizere turned her away, citing her failure to pay Shillings 60,000. Despite rushing home to inform her sick mother and managing to collect only Shillings 20,000, she was still denied entry.

The teenager expresses uncertainty about her future in education after missing this year's PLE.  

//Cue in: “I have been…     

Cue out: …back home.”// 

Macklin Kobusinye, the aunt to the minor, recounts unsuccessful pleas to the school head. She proposed allowing the pupil to sit for exams and pay later, considering her impoverished background with a very ill mother and a deceased father. 

The matter has now been brought before the office of the Kisoro Resident District Commissioner for guidance. 

//Cue in: "ngu kubera nta…    

Cue out:…nga ekatunganira.”//   

Alex Matata, the Uganda National Teachers' Union (UNATU) Chairperson for the Kisoro branch, describes the incident as unfortunate. 

Robert Tukamuheebwa, the Kisoro Deputy Resident District Commissioner, confirms that security and education authorities in the district have received complaints about the matter, leading to the head teacher going on the run after being summoned to explain. 

However, Bizere refutes the accusations, stating that the accused pupil dropped out of school in her first term of primary seven. 

//Cue in: “Uyu umukobwa frabel…         

Cue out: …we arabura.”//

Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) and the Ministry of Education had warned school administrators against preventing candidates from sitting exams due to non-payment.

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