Parents Face Arrest for Boycotting School over H/M’s Transfer

Rubirizi District, RDC Joseph Kule Muranga addressing parents at Nyabubare Islamic primary school

Resident District Commissioner Rubirizi District, nurse more about Joseph Kule Muranga has threatened to arrest parents of Nyabubare primary school in Rutoto, Bunyaruguru County for stopping children from schooling.

The parents last week blocked over 290 pupils from going to the school since Monday, in protest of the transfer of a grade three teacher who has been the acting head teacher of the school for two years.

During a stakeholders meeting at Nyabubare Islamic primary school, Mr. Kule said parents are supposed to support government programs like UPE and not sabotaging them over an such a tiny issue built on an individual.

Such individualism he said was the reason for the death of dozens of people in neighboring Kanungu district, who were burnt by cult leader Joseph Kibwetere.

“We are now going to arrest you one by one, even if it means rounding up the who village,”

The district education officer Biru Warufu advised parents to bring back their children to start preparing for the coming PLE exams in November.

He said Mr. Swaibu Bitwababo can only be a teacher at the school but not a head teacher since he lacks qualifications.

The meeting was attended by the district Kadhi, chairman LCV chairman Rubirizi district, RDC,  CAO, DEO, DPC, DISO, Rutoto sub county chief, Chairman LC3, opinion leaders in the district, teachers and parents of Nyabubare Islamic primary school.

The Parents hold that the transferred head teacher had shown ability to restore the school, which got its first Grade One pupils in last year’s national exams.


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