By Alex Baluku
A section of Head teachers in Kasese Municipality is not happy with
the Municipal leadership for the delay to release money meant for
running activities of their institutions.
Schools in Uganda reopened their doors on Monday January 10, 2022
after close to two years under lock as a measure that was announced by
the President on March 18, 2020 to curtail the spread of the deadly
However, yesterday, some Head teachers told our reporter that they
were expecting the Municipal authorities to release the money for
capitation grant and renovation among others to help them prepare for
their schools’ reopening but in vain.
Erisa Muhindo, the current Head teacher for Basecamp Primary School
and former Head teacher for Masule Primary school says they were
expecting capitation grant for two years and Covid-19 money but none
of the expected funds has been disbursed to them yet the schools have
Muhindo, who also doubles as the Chairperson for the Head teachers of
Primary Schools in the Municipality, adds that they are currently
operating on borrowed money to run their schools.
Joviah Tumwikirize, the Head teacher for Road Barrier Primary School,
who was on the reopening day attacked by a section of parents on
accusations of abandoning the school, arguing that it had turned busy
and dangerous to the learners, told our reporter that she had no money
to clean the institution.
She claimed that she would come to school when the institutions of
learning were still under lock and sign the attendance book as
required but she could hardly do anything without receiving money from
Emmy Mwesige Kayiri, the Kasese Municipal Education Officer, however,
acknowledges the delay by his department to disburse the funds to the
banks accounts of various institutions of learning.
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