TOP
Sunday,August 09,2020 07:34 AM
  • Home
  • News
  • Kibuli SSS sued over dismissal of student for stealing sugar

Kibuli SSS sued over dismissal of student for stealing sugar

By Barbra Kabahumuza

Added 4th December 2019 09:24 PM

It is alleged that Nakisita was coerced by the matron, Christine Nalwada, to write a letter admitting that she had stolen sugar and this was after canning her.

Kibuli SSS sued over dismissal of student for stealing sugar

It is alleged that Nakisita was coerced by the matron, Christine Nalwada, to write a letter admitting that she had stolen sugar and this was after canning her.

Board of governors Kibuli Secondary School has been dragged to court over the dismissal of a student who allegedly stole sugar.

Yesterday, Latifah Nakisita sued the school through her next friend Barbra Nalubwama seeking a declaration that the purported dismissal by the school was illegal, irregular and violation of the principals of natural justice.

It is alleged that Nakisita was coerced by the matron, Christine Nalwada, to write a letter admitting that she had stolen sugar and this was after canning her.

Court documents indicate that it was on the basis that the said matron forwarded her name to the disciplinary committee that reached a decision of suspending her indefinitely without being heard.

She asserts that she was in senior two and had reported for the third term, had paid fees and attending classes only to be informed through a letter she learned through her parents that she had been suspended indefinitely over an offense allegedly committed in the second term.

According to the court documents, the alleged offense was committed about the month of July 2019 which was the second term to wit she was never invited before the disciplinary committee.

"At the end of the second term I was handed the following end of second term circular, bank slip for paying third term school fees and applicants property only and there was no mention of any disciplinary case against her," reads part of the court documents.

The student further contends that on September 14, she paid over sh 800 as part payment of her school fees for the third term and on the same month 15, reported to the school for a third term this year.

Nakisita says on September 19, 2019, the school without shame called her parents that she had been suspended indefinitely for a crime allegedly committed in the middle of the second term. Upon reaching the school she was instructed to pick her and leave the school premises immediately until further notice.

She wants the court to quash the decision of the school dismissing her without being afforded an opportunity to be heard and or without a reasonable cause.

The student further prays for an order that the respondents pay damages for wrongfully suspending her indefinitely, anxiety, mental stress, and inconvenience.

Related articles

More From The Author

More From The Author