Kiboga town was today treated to a rare sight of young children marching to the police station to lodge a complaint against a teacher.
Primary one pupils of Kisojo primary school in Ntwetwe sub-county in the newly created Kyankwanzi district stormed out of school and dragged their class teacher to police for absenteeism.
The pupils first marched to Martin Kabuye, the Ntwetwe sub-county LC3 Chairperson office and requested him to escort them to police.
They told the LC III chairperson that they want to report their class teacher to police because she has made it a habit to dodge classes.
The young but confident pupils explained that Nanyanzi Margaret, their class teacher plus the entire school administration, has for the last six days not appeared at school.
Moved by their confidence, Martin Kabuye the LC3 chairperson obliged and escorted the pupils to Ntwetwe police post. They told police that they have for the last six days seen no teacher and the entire school administration of Kisojo Primary School has become invisible to them.
They were assisted to open a case file and from police, the pupils armed with a three a paragraph memorandum matched through Ntwetwe town streets to the office of the Ntwetwe sub-county center Tutor, and handed over their letter to him..
The letter read in part that Education is our right and no one can deny us that right.
Okello Godfrey,the school deputy Head teacher, was immediately summoned to police to record a statement. He explained that the class teacher Nanyanzi Margate has been absent for the last 6 days under unclear circumstances.
Okello notes further that the matter was being solved administratively. He accused the parents of pushing the small kids to demonstrate. He said that this was ill intentioned.
Teachers in Kiboga district have come under the spotlight for being frequent visitors in bars and markets and not in the classrooms.