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UNATU boss criticizes 'Mukiibi’s love life with students'

By Vivian Agaba, Agnes Nantambi

Added 8th June 2017 08:31 AM

“It is professionally wrong for a teacher to have sexual relations or at worst sire children with his students," says James Tweheyo.

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FAMILY | EDUCATION

KAMPALA - The Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) has joined a growing number of Ugandans to condemn the actions of the fallen educationist Prof. Lawrence Mukiibi.

UNATU general secretary, James Tweheyo, said Mukiibi’s actions are a disgrace to the sector and the late educationist’s actions should be condemned in the strongest terms.

The proprietor of St. Lawrence schools and university died last week aged 69.

However, moments after his burial, news of his alleged sexual perversions started trickling in after it emerged that he had sired more than 70 children with multiple women.   

There have been allegations on social media that among the dozens of those children were mothered by his students.

“It is professionally wrong for a teacher to have sexual relations or at worst sire children with his students, because apart from being unethical, the public, parents and fellow teachers lose trust in such a teacher," said Tweheyo.

“If it is true he (Mukiibi) was having sexual relations with students, we highly condemn it.  It is ethically, professionally, and morally wrong.

“However, we pray to God to forgive him so that he rests in peace."

Tweheyo was speaking on the sidelines of a two-day symposium under the theme; “The evolution of Uganda’s assessment and examinations system: Current and Future prospects” in Kampala.

The meeting was attended by education experts in the public and private sector.

 

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