EDITORâ€”I attended president Museveniâ€™s rally in keri, koboko during his tour of the districts in west nile. among the issues he discussed there is one that really touched me and which I feel I must respond to.
He strongly condemned and promised to imprison the head teachers in the schools charging parents what he called â€˜development fundsâ€™ and yet the education ministry is allocated funds for development. What we need to do is to come up with a method of accountability for all the money parents pay.
In most UPE and USE schools, such fees, if collected and used honestly, would be very helpful. Most of the time the Ministry of Education does not release the money to run schools in time.
This inevitably affects the schoolsâ€™ performance for which the head teachers are answerable! imprisoning the head teachers will not solve the problem because the Government also shares the blame.
Govt funds donâ€™t come in time!