By Yosam Gucwaki
There was chaos today morning at Ikoba Girls’ primary school in Masindi District when the outgoing head teacher; Jolly Atugonza refused to hand over office to the incoming head teacher; Elizabeth Nyamahunge.
The act angered more than 50 parents who had gathered at the school campus to welcome the new head teacher and threatened to throw Atugonza out of office.
Atugonza refused to hand over the office, claiming that she had a letter
from the bishop of Masindi-Kitara Diocese directing her not to leave
This called for police intervention who caused an impromptu meeting between the two head teachers and the chairman Parents Teachers’Association (PTA), Estone Nyakoojo to discuss the matter.
After the meeting, the officer in charge of Bujenje police post, Polly
Kawaga calmed the irate parents and Nyakoojo told them that they
agreed that the two head teachers go back to the appointing authority
to solve the impasse.
In the meeting it was agreed that the deputy head teacher should
take charge of the school.
Some parents who talked to this www.mknewslink.com reporter said they wanted Atugonza transferred to another school, accusing her of fettering the school for more than 10 years she has spent at the school.
Last week the Bishop masindi Kitara dioceses accused the Chief
Administrative officer masindi and the education department of
transferring head teachers without consulting the foundation bodies.
SOURCE: www.mknewslink.com, a greater western Uganda news website.