KAGADI: A day after the resumption of studies, parents of Kasokero Primary school in Kagadi district have Tuesday blocked the head teacher from accessing the school accusing him of being incompetent and a habitual drunkard.

The parents accused Peace Tumwine of neglecting his school duties and failing to perform. They locked the classrooms on Tuesday morning protesting the presence of the head teacher.

The parents allege that during the lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Tumwine engaged in excessive consumption of alcohol to the extent of becoming a public nuisance.

The parents say they can’t allow such a head teacher to head the school where their children are learning from calling upon the education authorities in the district to transfer him somewhere else. ‘’We can’t allow such head teacher to head the school where our children are learning from, the education authorities in the district should transfer him somewhere else,’’ they said.

The parents demanded Tumwine’s replacement by a committed person to improve the academic performance of the school.

The parent’s protest drew the attention of Kagadi District Education Officer-DEO, Bathlemew Bukenya, who rushed to the school to contain the situation. He asked the aggrieved parents to be patient and put their complaints in writing to the relevant authorities.  ‘’Put your complainants in writing to the relevant authorities,’’ he told the aggrieved parents.

Tumwine refuted the allegations levelled against him by the parents, saying they are baseless and aimed at tarnishing his public image. He insisted that he is still the substantive head teacher until he gets instructions from the district education department. ‘’They are baseless, and aiming at tarnishing my names,’’ Tumwine added.

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