Parents Told to Buy Headmaster A New Car
Parents of Njara Hill Primary School in Fort Portal municipality have protested a decision by the school’s Parents Teachers Association (PTA) that each pupil contributes towards the purchase of a car for the head teacher. Members of the PTA executive told a meeting of more than 300 parents that each pupil must pay Shs22,000 to enable them raise Shs20million to buy a RAV-4 for their headmaster Mr John Bagonza.
The executive informed the meeting that they had resolved to purchase a car for the head teacher after the school emerged as the best in the Municipality in last year’s Primary Leavers’ Examinations (PLE). Njara, a school under the Universal Primary Education programme, has a population of 900 pupils.
But the parents led by Moses Isagara, said they were shocked by the resolution noting that they are low income earners and they just recently paid Shs3000 each towards buying a new lap-top for the same head teacher. Fort Portal Municipal Education Officer Richard Alituha also rejected the proposal as unrealistic and an extra burden on the parents.
By UBC Reporter