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KATAKWI: Headmaster Faints after Failing to Account For Shs55million

By Benjamin Epeduno




The headmaster of Katakwi High School in the Eastern part of Uganda collapsed and fainted adfter being put to task by his teachers to account for over Shs55 million.


The teachers in a meeting held on 29th March, 2023 wanted Mr. Michael Okurut to give accountability for the USE funds that Ministry of Education and Sports sent to the school as part of the capitation grant in the recent quarter.


The Headmaster Mr. Okurut Micheal is preparing to retire in service on 23rd September this year [2023] but he is accused together with Mr Okwii Patrick-the bursar, commonly Known as EPOMBE and Otubeny Jonathan, the Deputy head teacher.


These three have not been displaying the money to the school notice board since 2016.


” its true we tasked our bosses to respond to the corruption allegations at school and the headteacher Mr Okurut fainted but was rushed to his office and he was given medical attention by the school matron,” insiders at school told this website.


Okurut was given three bottles of Normal saline to come out of danger which worked for him.


Meanwhile, the community is also concerned about the low turn up of 200 students registered this year for both O and A-Level saying its poorly performing hence threatening to demonstrate towards the conduct of administration.


The representative of Old Boys and girls Mr. Julius Arega said, the school is operating with an old BOD which is also decision maker in the administration.


Arega said, as concerned citizens, a report has been written and presented to the Vice President, the Minister of education and sports, RDC, LC5, CAO, Secretary education and education department for immediate action.


“I’m sending copies also to IGG Soroti and PAC (Public Affairs Centre Soroti) Arega said.


According to the report, the school had enrolment of over 600 students but because of failure to motivate teachers, the number has kept reducing.


The report also shows that, the administration has been sending a report to ministry of education and sports that the school has a total of 925 students yet its 200.


The results of last year also didn’t please the district that brought public debate across Katakwi District.


This website will keep u updated on the unfolding events……


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