and Conan Businge
THE Ministry of Education has transferred 70 head teachers and 300 teachers in government-aided secondary schools across the country.
A ministry official said some teachers have been sent from the central region to the rural schools in other regions as a way to improve performance in the countryside.
Most of those transferred are within the central region districts including Kampala, Wakiso, Mpigi, Masaka, Mukono and Jinja. Upcountry districts with a number of transfers are Bushenyi, Kibaale and Mbarara.
The commissioner for secondary education, Yusuf Nsubuga, said the ministry had dispatched the transfer letters.
â€œWe are trying to move teachers in the central region to other parts of the country and this is a normal practice. We expect those transferred to report to their new stations at the beginning of the first term,â€ he said.
The new academic year begins today.
A source said most of the transferred teachers had worked at the same schools for over eight years.
â€œThe ministry is trying to boost the performance of schools in the rural areas and one of the ways to do this is by encouraging good teachers to move to the rural schools,â€ an official said. Nsubuga said the 70 head teachers who have been reshuffled were from all over the country.
â€œSome head teachers have retired and we had to replace them,â€ he remarked.
Nsubuga also pointed out that some teachers were transferred because they did not have an adequate â€˜loadâ€™ to teach in their current schools.
According to the Public Service regulations, head teachers and teachers can apply for transfer or the ministry can carry out the transfer unconditionally.
The education ministry last reshuffled head teachers and teachers in December 2007, in which 100 head teachers and 500 teachers were transferred.
THE LIST OF TRANSFERED HEADTEACHERS:
Talisuna Stephen Watawu Nawansenga SS (Iganga) ==> Kibaale SS (Paliisa)
John S. Rugadya Naigana SS (Kibaale) ==> Buhimba SS (Hoima)
Wagonza Cissy Paliisa ==> Nawansenge SS (Iganga)
Mukwaya M L Jinja SS (Jinja) ==> Mende kalema S (Wakiso)
Tiberindwa Michael Capt (Rtd) NA ==> Nalweyo SS (Kibaale)
Aryaija George William Ruhinda SS (Bushenyi) ==> Rukoni SS (Ntungamo)
Migisha Robert Rwamanyonyi SS ==> kamuronko Ss (Kabale)
Oryema Anthony Nalweyo SS (Kibaale) ==> St. John Bosco (Dokolo)
Walimbwa Johnson Buduuda SS (Manafwa) ==> Rock Hill school (Tororo)
Isabirye Mutaasa Aba S Nalubaale SS (Bugiri) ==> Orianjin SS (Arua)
Othieno Godfrey Onyo Katerema SS (Tororo) ==> Naboa SS (Budaka)
Natukunda Jolly Kabigumira Kyeibare Girls SS (Bushenyi) ==> Kinyasano Girls SS (Rukungiri)
Meri Tom Alex Omoro SS (Lira) ==> Amwa Comprehensive (Onyam)
Okello Okite Peter Amwa Comprehensive (Oyam) ==> Bugungu SS (Masindi)
Achika Livingstone Kupajo Bugungu SS (Buliisa) ==> Bulamogi College Gadumire (Kaliro)
Sr. Carla Ajio Sacred Heart SS (Gulu) ==> St. John Bosco (Dokolo)
Sr. Ndezo Susan Idiofe Girls' School (Arua) ==> Sacred Heart SS (Gulu)
Elyetu Joseph St. Katherine Girls' SS (Lira) ==> Jinja SS as D/HT (Jinja)
Sande Ruth NA ==> Kyeibare Girls' SS (Bushenyi)
Kageni Henry Izidore Kaderuna SS (Budaka) ==> Namwenda SS (Kamuli)
Saulo Lubega Muwonge Ssembabule SS (Ssembabule) ==> Sam Iga SS (Wakiso)
Omach Ariwakoma Ceasar Parunga SS (Pader) ==> Bar SS (Lira)
Galiwango Andrew Sam Iga SS (Wakiso) ==> Kamengo SS (Mpigi)
Omadang Patrick Yivu SS (Arua) ==> Kaderuna SS (Budaka)
Esoma Ebalu Martin Namasagali College (Kamuli) ==> Kobwin SS (Kumi)
Olukuma John Zeu SS (Nebbi) ==> Nalubaale SS (Bugiri)
Kazibwe M S Ndeeba SS (Kayunga) ==> Mazzi SS (Luweero)
Byakika W Mazzi SS (Luweero) ==> Ndeeba SS (Kayunga)
Dorothy Matovu Jinja SS (Jinja) ==> Lubiri SS as D/HT (Kampala)
Margaret Rwabushaija Lubiri SS (Kampala) ==> Kitante Hill SS (Kampala)
Lwanga Ali Kabwohe SS (Bushenyi) ==> Sseke SS (Masaka)
Lugasa Hakim Sseke SS (Masaka) ==> Kabwohe SS (Bushenyi)
Aryeija George Ruhinda SS (Bushenyi) ==> Nyakitoko SS (Bushenyi)
Tumusiime Boaz Bugongi SS (Bushenyi) ==> Butsibo SS (Bushenyi)
Kabazeyo Nathan Rugarama SS (Ntungamo) ==> Kanyabwanga SS (Bushenyi)
Aryatunga Wilson Kanyabwanga SS (Bushenyi) ==> Rwamanyonyi SS (Ntungamo)
Fredrick Mugisha Nyakitoko SS (Bushenyi) ==> Kyabugimbi SS (Ntungamo)
Kamaringo Yorokamu Butsibo SS (Bushenyi) ==> Kyamuhunga SS (Nungamo)
Nshumbusha Stephen Kyamuhunga SS (Bushenyi) ==> Rihinda SS (Bushenyi)
Kikuru Eliakim D H/T Mbabarara High (Mbarara) ==> D/HT Bweranyangi SS (Bushenyi)
Egesa J O Masaba College School (Busia) ==> Buduuda SS (Manafwa)
Emoit Lakobwa H Katakwi High School (Katakwi) ==> Tubor SS (Soroti)
Okumu Anna Atanga Girls (Pader) ==> St. Mary's College Lacor (Amuru)
Opar Ovoya Bromal St. Joseph's Coll' Layibi (Gulu) ==> Ag. HT Warr Girls (Nebbi)
Ocary W P'Tek Tubor SS (Soroti) ==> Katakwi High School (Katakwi)
Natukunda Mary Mutebi Kijjabwemi SS (Masaka) ==> D/ Ht Kamuli SS ( Rakai)
Kisame Micheal Bweranyangi Girls' SS (Bushenyi) ==> D/ HT Kiira College (Jinja)
Mwanje Augustus Kamuli SS (Rakai) ==> D/ HT Ssembabule SS (Ssemabule)
Natukunda Leonidas Rubundi SS (Mbarara) ==> D/ HT Kagongo SS (Mbarara)
Bato Robert Awelo SS (Amolatar) ==> Lira Town College (Lira)
Frank Mayindo Kyebambe Girls' Sch (Kabarole) ==> D/ HT Nyakasura School (Kabarole)
Janet Kanyago Magoola Namasere High School (Bugiri) ==> Busembatia SS (Iganga)
Nsereko Sammy Bukuya SS (Mubende) ==> Kasenyi SS (Mubende)
Rev. Canon Sserunjogi Kasenyi SS (Mubende) ==> Mityana SS (Mityana)
Ahimbisibwe John Mary Rushanje Girls SS (Mbarara) ==> Bubangizi SS (Bushenyi)
John Patrick Kyambadde Jjungo SS (Wakiso) ==> Bukuya SS (Mubende)
Silver Bumuruho Sserwanga Lwanga (Kalangala) ==> St. Maria Gorreti SS (Kabale)
Waikukulu Musana Busembatia SS (Iganga) ==> Kibaale SS (Paliisa)
Musuuza Kiwanuka Godfrey Mityana SS (Mityana) ==> Sembabule SS (Ssembabule)
Odongo Alupakusadi Kibale SS (Paliisa) ==> Namasere High School (Bugiri)
Otigo Evans St. Thomas Moore Kitana ( Hoima) ==> St. Leo's College Kyegobe (Hoima)
Kamara Francis Abwoli St. Thomas Moore Kitana ( Hoima) ==> Munteme Fatima College (Hoima)
Muhumuza Gratian Uganda Martyrs SS (Kakumiro) ==> St. Adolf SS ( Kibaale)
Bro. Joseph Etubire St. Leo's Coll', Kyegobe (Kabarole) ==> Uganda Martyrs SS
Abenawe Constantine Rwamanja Sec School (Mityana) ==> Kagongo SS (Ibanda)
Mutabazi Cornelius St. Joseph SS kakindu (Kibaale) ==> Kisojo SS (Kyenjojo)
Annet Musaala Kigwa SS (Mityana) ==> Myanzi SS (Mityana)
Bukangisa Isaiah St. Maria Gorreti (Kabale) ==> St. Pius Nyamwegabira
Gandi James Fred Kiira College Butiki (Jinja) ==> Butebo Sec School
Education ministry transfers 70 head teachers