Luuka: 36 Head Teachers Transferred After Poor PLE Performance

A total of 36 Head teachers in poor performing primary schools in Luuka district have been transferred in a move that targets to improve education standard in the area.

The new changes were announced on Friday by the District Education Officer, this Moses Garandi Magabuzi during a meeting held at LokoLand Secondary School in Luuka town council.

The meeting was also attended by top District leaders including the Chief Administrative officer [CAO] Lillian Nakamate, online the district LCV chairperson Luwangula Baker and the Resident District Commissioner Stephen Nsubuga Bewaayo.

Garandi said the transfers did not target changing poor performing head teachers but it is an education policy to change those who have stayed longer in the respective schools and advised them to abide by the law. Some head teachers were also transferred as classroom teachers. Luuka became the 4th least performing district in the recent

2016 PLE exams.

“The new changes are not political and not targeting individual head teachers but aimed at improving the education sector in the district, dosage ” Garandi said, adding that in the recently released PLE exams, Luuka district performed poorly.

In 2015, the district got 150 first grades while in 2016 got 144 according to Mr.Garandi.

He however, warned some parents who have the tendency of protesting the changes by mobilizing some students to demonstrate against the transfers of head teachers to stop the habit because it undermines effort of development.


The RDC Bewayo, threatened to deal with all teachers who will be found in classroom without academic qualifications saying they have partly contributed to the poor performance.

He further warned that, they are to arrest both parents and children who will be found at home during school time starting this week.

Mr. Luwangula said they have decided to work as a team both politicians and educationists to find solutions on how they can improve on the education sector in the district.

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