Soroti Reshuffles Head Teachers Over Poor Performance

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As a new strategy to boost performance in the area, 17 head teachers and 74 classroom teachers have been reshuffled while an unspecified number has also been lined up for demotion.

Soroti district has reshuffled head teachers whose schools have continued to post poor results in Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE).
  
Last year, the district produced 144 candidates in Division one, an improvement from 2015 when the district got only 83 candidates passing in Division one.
  
As a new strategy to boost performance in the area, 17 head teachers and 74 classroom teachers have been reshuffled while an unspecified number has also been lined up for demotion.
  
Simon Emoru Enangu, the district Inspector of Schools told URN that this is a routine mandatory transfer meant to improve performance and service delivery.
  
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Enangu says the transfer was also to create a credible working relationship between school leaders, pupils and parents and that fairly performing head teachers were taken to limping schools.
  
Among the affected head teachers include Charles Ekoyu who has been removed from Amusia Primary School and taken to Merok Primary school. Vincent Enyutu has been transferred from Obyarai to Telamot Primary School, while John Peter Eilu moves from Agama to Kamuda Primary school.
  
Deborah Nora Amongin has been removed from Olobai-Kamuda to Agama primary school while Esther Ruth Imede moves from Arabaka to Odudui primary school. Also moved is Charles Ongora, from Abelet to Omugenya Odela Primary school.
  
Calvin Elenyu, Soroti district secretary for education, says this is the latest approach aimed at reorganizing the leadership of all government-aided primary schools to boost performance.

He says most of the schools performed poorly because majority of the head teachers failed to deliver.
  
Hanington Okello, a parent of Kamuda Primary School in Kamuda Sub County, welcomed the reshuffle saying he is optimistic it will improve performance.
  
Soroti district has a total of 79 government-aided Primary schools.

 

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Ronald Odongo
Ronald Odongo is the URN Bureau Chief Lira, Northern Uganda.A multimedia Journalist, Media trainer and investigative enthusiast. Lira,Apac,Dokolo,Oyam, Kwania, Otuke, Amolatar,and Alebtong districts fall under his docket. Odongo has been a URN staff member since 2012 though he had been a contributor since 2006.

Odongo started out as a bicycle reporter for Radio Unity in 2004. He was Radio Rhino FM's senior reporter, Luo news anchor and station producer between 2006 and 2011. Odongo started out as a freelance writer for Uganda Radio Network in 2006.

Odongo is particularly interested in reporting on community health, and education concerns. Good governance and human rights beats are dear to Odongo as a former Lord’s Resistance Army rebels captive 1996-1998.