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Lectures Resume at Hoima Nursing School

Angujero was suspended on Tuesday after students staged a strike demanding for her immediate resignation and transfer from the school.
Classes have resumed at Hoima School of Nursing and Midwifery three days after the school Principal Betty Pacutho Angujero was suspended from office.   

Angujero was suspended on Tuesday after students staged a strike demanding for her immediate resignation and transfer from the school. 

Her suspension was announced by Dr Safinah Musene, the commissioner in charge of Business, Technical and Vocational Education in the Education Ministry after a decision was taken by the Hoima district security committee.   

The students on Monday blocked the school main gate to restrict access. The strike paralyzed all operations at the school.   

Angujero was also accused among other things of being behind the resignation of several tutors from the school, poor meals, poor academic standards, corruption and above all being a dictator.

The Deputy Principal Zamurat Nsubuga was immediately appointed as the acting Principal. 

On Friday, URN reporter visited the school and found students in class. Police that had been deployed since Monday had also been withdrawn.   

Michael Mubarak, the school Guild President says that the situation at the school has normalized with lectures on-going uninterrupted.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says they resolved to withdraw officers from the school after the students agreed to call off the strike. He, however, says they are still monitoring the situation.  

Hoima School of Nursing and Midwifery was started in 2010, as an initiative of the five local governments of Buliisa, Masindi, Kibaale, Kiryandongo and Hoima districts with the objective of training health workers to address the health manpower challenges in the region.    

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