70 school heads face demotion
Posted Wednesday, January 30 2013 at 02:00
Kayunga authorities say the decision is based on a performance contract with the head teachers.
At least 70 head teachers of government-aided primary schools in Kayunga District whose schools failed to score at least two first grades in last year’s Primary Leaving Examination results face demotion, authorities have said.
The district LC5 vice chairperson, Mr Joseph Ouma, on Monday said according to the performance contracts signed by head teachers last year, it was agreed that if they failed to get the grades, they would be demoted.
The district got only 282 first grades out of the 7,300 candidates who sat for the exams.
The district was ranked among the 10 worst performers with schools in Bbale County failing to score any first grade.
“We shall sit to decide the fate of these head teachers next week. They signed the contracts and they know what is coming,” Mr Ouma said.
While appearing at a talk show on Radio Kayunga, the district LC5 chairperson, Mr Steven Dagada, blamed the poor performance on teachers.
However, Mr Moses Olok, the district inspector of schools, said they are also investigating other possible causes of poor academic performance.
“Parents have also failed to play their roles like providing lunch and scholastic materials for their children but this does not exonerate the head teachers,” Mr Olok said.
Mr Olok said the district plans to carry out transfers of teachers and head teachers.