Bishop Of Ankole Diocese Mwesigwa Warns School Heads Against Corruption
The Bishop of Ankole Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa has condemned the deplorable conduct of some school heads who misappropriate and/or divert school funds for their personal benefit.
He noted that it was sad for a school head who is supposed to oversee the progress of the school to instead engage in practices that can bring the school down
The Bishop made the remarks while blessing a newly procured van for Mbarara Junior School.
It was a party atmosphere at Mbarara Junior School playgrounds in Mbarara City during the event to officially unveil the newly acquired school van which was procured at shs129 million.
The Bishop of Ankole Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa was the chief guest at the event which was also attended by the Mbarara Resident City Commissioner, Lt. Col. James Mwesigye.
Bishop Fred Sheldon Mwesigwa appealed to school head teachers not to get tempted and misappropriate school funds for personal use because such a deplorable practice could affect learning and cripple the schools.
The Mbarara Resident City Commissioner, Lt. Col. James Mwesigye, hailed the leadership of Mbarara Junior School for the developments and appreciated them for putting school funds to good use.
John Agaba, the Chairperson of the management of Mbarara Junior School, said that the newly acquired van is the first vehicle Mbarara Junior has acquired since it was founded 112 years ago.
The van will be used to transport pupils and staff whenever they are going for school activities. The vehicle was bought using funds collected from parents.
The head teacher of Mbarara Junior School, Nathan Mugume, who is also the chairman Mbarara City Headteachers’ Association and asked parents not to neglect their critical role of guiding children and leave it only to teachers.
Mbarara Junior School is a mixed, day, and boarding primary school founded in 1911 under the foundation of the Church of Uganda and became a government-aided school in 1952.
The school was recently recognized by the Province of The Church of Uganda for its excellent performance by consistently posting good results in Primary Leaving Examinations and emerging among the top performers in Uganda.