Rubanda Reshuffles Teachers Over Poor Performance

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Jogo Kenneth Biryabarema, the Rubanda District Chairperson, says hard working head teachers from active schools were transferred to those that are performing badly.

Poor Primary Leaving Examination-PLE results have prompted Rubanda district education authorities to reshuffle forty teachers.  
The reshuffle has affected 37 head teachers and 3 classroom teachers in government aided schools. According to last year's PLE results, only 286 of the 3,656 P7 candidates registered by the district passed in division one. 1366 candidates passed in division two, 874 division three, 609 division four, 452 division U while 124 were in division X. 

There are 110 government aided primary schools in Rubanda District. Richard Mugayewenki, the Rubanda District Inspector of Schools, says the reshuffle is aimed at uplifting performance in all government aided primary schools. He says most of the schools performed poorly because majority of the head teachers failed to deliver. 
 
He says that among other things the authorities considered in the transfer, was to create a good working relationship between school leaders, pupils and parents. Mugayewenki says their investigations showed that many head teachers have a poor working relationship with parents and pupils. 
 
Jogo Kenneth Biryabarema, the Rubanda District Chairperson, says hard working head teachers from active schools were transferred to those that are performing badly. Biryabarema says they cannot continue watching the district performing poorly due to some lazy head teachers. 
  
The transfers come barely two weeks after education authorities in Kabale also transferred 135 teachers and head teachers over poor performance.

 

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Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


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