The transfer of primary school head teachers announced by Kalungu District, just days to the beginning of the school term, has attracted mixed reactions from a section of stakeholders in the district.
A total of 13 primary head teachers have been transferred and are expected to report to their new duty stations before the new school term opens on February 3.
The stakeholders criticised the timing of the transfers, saying the move may affect normal operations of various schools.
Mr Charles Sserwanja, the chairperson of social services committee at Kalungu District, at the weekend said failure to involve other stakeholders may affect the good intention for the transfers.
“There are many head teachers who have over stayed in schools, but were not transferred yet some who were transferred have served for just a few years,” he said.
He claimed the transfers were driven by corruption allegations as some head teachers paid inducements to stay in their schools. “As the chairperson, I have already set up a subcommittee to investigate those transfers,’’ Mr Sserwanja added.
In the transfers made last week, the head teacher of Nalunnya Primary School in Kyamuliibwa Sub-county, Ms Rachael Naluyinda, was taken to Kabungo Primary School, Mr Bbaale Mayanja, the former deputy head teacher of Kalangala Primary School, was promoted and posted to Kabukunge Muslim Primary School as head teacher, replacing Muhammad Sserubiri, who has been posted to Kitosi Primary School.