Head teachers in Kasese cautioned against increasing money for school fees.

By Matia Tubamanya and Mumbere Denis

Head teachers in Kasese district have been cautioned against increasing money for school fees without consent from all the stakeholders including parents.

Speaking to our reporter in an interview at his office, the District Principal Education Officer, George S. Mayinja, said Head teachers are not supposed to dictate to the parents the money they want them to pay for their children without any consent.

Responding to the issue of some Head teachers who have asked parents to pay school fees for their children for the period that they have been in a lockdown, Mayinja said there should be a negotiation but not forcing the parents to pay. 

In other developments, teachers in Kasese Municipality have decried the manner in which their salaries have been affected to purposely pay ghost loans to Walimu SACCO.

In 2016, some teachers under their umbrella organization codenamed “Kasese Municipality Teachers Initiative Association’ acquired a loan worth shillings 150 million to boost their welfare but the money has since accumulated to over shillings 300 million including interest and penalty.

Stephen Nabende, the National Chairperson for the Walimu SACCO told the affected teachers during a harmonization meeting held at the Central Division Council Hall that he was disappointed with the teachers for failing to pay back the money acquired in form of a loan.

During the meeting, it was discovered that there was a group of teachers who did not receive money for the loan but their salaries have also affected. But the Kasese Municipal Town Clerk, Isaiah Tumwesigye advised the SACCO management to work closely with the Ministry of Education and Sports to set free the bank accounts of teachers who did not acquire the loans. ENDS.

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