By Our Reporter
29th Jan 2020
More than 300 primary school teachers and head teachers have been transferred in Luweero district with the aim of improving education standards.
The transfers have affected about 240 teachers and 60 head teachers, according to a list issued by Luweero District Education Department on Tuesday.
The affected have been directed to pick their transfer letters from the district on January 30th and prepare to relocate to their new stations for the start of the new term on February 02, 2020. Some of those transferred are Mayimuna Nansubuga from Kasana UMEA primary school to Bukasa UMEA primary school and replaced by Sulaiman Kitanda from Bukasa UMEA.
Others are Mary Nanonzi from Waluleta Roman Catholic (RC) to Kalule RC, Edith Namukasa from Ndabira Ddala P/S to Buyuki CU P/S , Clement Eperu from Wabitungulu P/S to St Augustine Zirobwe P/S and Florence Nattabi from Kikungo RC P/S to Bbuga Primary School among others.
Enoch Kiyemba, the Senior Luweero District Education Officer says that the transfers are within the public service standing orders and targeted those who had stayed at their work stations for over five years but a few requested for change due to ill health and desire to stay near their families.
The transfers have come at time when Luweero district recorded poor Primary Leaving Education results in 2019.
According to Uganda National Education Board, out of 13046 candidates registered in Luweero district, 10,138 candidates passed in division one, 629 in division two, 2454 in division three, 1598 in division four. 1243 failed whereas 318 didn’t sit.