Head Teacher wanted for Theft of Text Books

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John Kizito Mbidde, the head teacher of Kenziga primary school in Sembabule district is in trouble for alleged theft of text books supplied to his school by government.

John Kizito Mbidde, the head teacher of Kenziga primary school in Sembabule district is in trouble for alleged theft of text books supplied to his school by government. He is accused of stealing the textbooks and taking them to Kitembo and Kitemba primary schools, which belong to him. On Thursday, angry parents led by Fred Kiwanuka, the LC II Chairman of Lwebitakuli Sub County stormed both schools and recovered over 100 textbooks of Mathematics, science, English and social studies that where supplied by government to Kenzinga primary school.


They also recovered the official stamp of Kenziga primary school at his private school. Kiwanuka says that Kenziga primary school has been performing poorly not until they discovered that pupils lack text books. He says that in the last Primary Leaving Examinations, the school didn’t get even a single candidate in grade one, yet Kizito’s private schools were among the top schools in the district.


Richard Kamugisha, one of the parents accuses Kizito of abandoning the government owned school to concentrate on his private schools. He says that Kizito persistently reports late to Kenzinga primary school and the district education department to take disciplinary action against him. Maxencia Tusingwire, another parent say Kizito uses the morning hours to teach and supervise activities in his private school and only reports at Kenzinga Primary school at midday.


She says that they can no longer tolerate Kizito and want him transferred from the school immediately for another competent head teacher to be appointed in his place. Kizito fled the school when he saw the parents forcing them to open a case against him at Lwebitakuli Police station. Fred Nsaiga, the officer in Charge of Lwebitakuli Police Post says that they have launched investigations into the allegations of theft against the head teacher.


He explains that they want Kizito to explain how government text books ended up in his private schools. Fulugensio Bukomwa, Sembabule District Education officer has declined to comment on the allegations against Kizito.
 

 

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