The Commissioner for Government Secondary Schools, Sam Kuloba has revealed that all teachers enrolled into government service through illegitimate appointments and false academic documents will be prosecuted in courts of law.
Kuloba, while speaking at Mbale Secondary School, said that a number of teachers accessed government payroll using forged appointments.
“We have already collected records of all teachers for identification and affected teachers are advised to relieve themselves of these duties before the law catches up with them,” he said.
Kuloba also cautioned head teachers who are reluctant on keeping accurate records of attendance and performance to ensure effective supervision of school programs.
“Performance of students is determined by quality of the teacher and yet a number of teachers are busy occupying a number of trades during school hours at the expense of their official duty and compromising the quality of education,” Kuloba said.
The commissioner further disclosed that the measures being devised are meant to delivery vibrant and diverse school programs that will ensure students are beneficiaries of a high quality education across the country.
According to a 2013 validation exercise covering northeastern, eastern and parts of the central regions, at least 400 teachers in government aided secondary schools were found to have accessed government payroll illegally.
In northeastern region alone some 302 cases of irregular access to payroll had been recorded while in the central 165 cases were unearthed.