By Ambrose Kweronda
Students of Kabale Technical Institute on Wednesday 15th March 2023 stormed the Kabale Municipality Headquarters demanding transfer of their Principal Eng. Francis Tibemanya.
Kabale Technical Institute is the only Government aided Vocational Institute in Kabale Municipality, and it is directly supervised by Kabale Municipal Council.
Commanded by the Guild Leadership yesterday, the students carried placards with written grievances against the Principal and matched to the Kabale Municipality Headquarters, to seek redress from the Town Clerk and the Principal Education Officer.
Among their grievances against Tibemanya was the alleged demand of Shs 150,000 meant for Training materials such as Iron sheets, water pipes, among others, which were never bought for use.
They also accused the Principal of using rudimentary means of chasing away Students who had not cleared school fees, abusive language and harassment of teaching staff/ instructors
Kabale Technical Institute Guild President Miracle Tayebwa said the Principal had resorted to using Police Operatives dressed in civilian attire to mingle with students and acquire information meant to help them know what they talk about him in his absence.
While addressing the KTI Guild Leaders in his office yesterday, Mr. Grace Munyambabazi, Kabale Municipality Principal Education Officer, said he was not going to address the students as they demanded.
He however told the Guild Leaders that they held a meeting on 6th March 2023 to discuss the matter with the Board of Governors, at the Institute.