seven candidates of Atim Kikoma Primary School in Mucwini Sub County in Kitgum
district has staged a protest against one of their teachers for failing to
deliver past examination papers they paid for.
The candidates stormed the teachers’ staff quarters on
Thursday afternoon and attempted to lock up one of the teachers on allegations
of embezzling the money they contributed to buy past examination papers.
One of the candidates told URN on condition of
anonymity that they paid Shillings 2000 each to the teacher to provide them with a
set of past examination papers.
He says that the teacher only provided them with two sets of
examination papers and promised to bring the remaining papers this week in
The students claimed that the teacher promised to give them the pending past
papers on Thursday morning but to their disappointment, he turned up in the
afternoon without the papers and proceeded straight to the staff quarters
without offering them any explanation.
The school headteacher, Quinto Oyera says it took the
intervention of the school administration to plead with the candidates to calm
down and restrain themselves from harming the teacher.
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Oyera says the embattled teacher bowed to the learners’
pressure and pledged to deliver the pending examination papers before their
Primary Leaving Examinations.
The Kitgum District Education Officer, Fred Owot
told URN in an interview that he was not aware of the protest since he is on
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Owot however, condemned the teacher for misusing the money
contributed by the candidates particularly at a time when they are preparing
for their exams.