A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MOVIE DIRECTOR: Keeping parents in check is quite a piece of work
Posted Sunday, January 20 2013 at 14:01
Being a busy person, my day has to start at 5am with a word of prayer, followed by a heavy breakfast. I leave home at exactly 6am. It usually takes me about 40 minutes from home to work.
Checking the classrooms, toilets, kitchen and dormitories is the first thing I do when I reach office. I always want to find out whether everything is done in the right way. I do not normally sit in the office for long because of the supervision work I have to do through the day. It is only when I receive clients that I will be in office. The time I leave office depends on what I have to do on a given day, but it is usually between 5pm and 8pm.
Running a school would have been easy if all parents were responding to the call to pay school fees in time. Most parents do not, and others pay in instalments which affects the smooth running of the school. Some parents also fail to take their responsibilities of checking the children’s books and other parental duties required of them, thus leaving the burden to the school and me in particular.
I am entitled to do everything to see that all children are in a better condition. However, I have tried to manage some of the problems through the kind of advice that I get from colleagues and visiting other schools and institutions.
Being an author, I have to make sure that I spare time to write mathematics material for primary schools. Among the achievements I have registered, is seeing the number of pupils grow along with the performance. I have also been able to acquire a school bus and other vans to transport children.
-Daniel Kigundu Mukasa is the Principal of Crane School Namanve and author with MKpublishers
As told to Christine Katende