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Students take teacher to Police

By Vision Reporter

Added 8th July 2008 03:00 AM

THERE was free drama in Koboko town in Arua when students of St. Charles Lwanga College marched their headmaster to the central Police station over what they called administrative flaws.

THERE was free drama in Koboko town in Arua when students of St. Charles Lwanga College marched their headmaster to the central Police station over what they called administrative flaws.

By Frank Mugabi

THERE was free drama in Koboko town in Arua when students of St. Charles Lwanga College marched their headmaster to the central Police station over what they called administrative flaws.

Over 200 students handed over Dennis Okello to the district Police chief, Fred Ssegirinya, at 8:00am last Friday. “They told me that they didn’t want to see him at their school,” Ssegirinya said.

The students alleged that Okello terminated the contracts of “hardworking part-time teachers, leaving behind those who are non-productive.”

They added that the school administration had failed to repair the school’s generator that broke down last year.

This, they said, had made it difficult for them to revise their books at night yet they were about to sit for the end-of-term examinations.

The students also alleged that Okello was responsible for the theft of the 10 microscopes and other scientific apparatus that were missing from the laboratory.

Besides electricity power, the students said they lacked water, while the utensils used to prepare meals were filthy, making them prone to waterborne diseases like cholera.

They added that the school had failed to use the development fund to improve infrastructure, the cooks were being underpaid, while the teachers’ staffroom was congested.

They added that Okello had refused to leave the school despite being transferred to another institution last year.

The students said they would resort to violence if their concerns were not addressed.

Okello could not be reached for a comment. Ssegirinya said Okello told him that the school board of governors and Parents and Teachers Association were aware that school lacked water and electricity.

Students take teacher to Police

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