Luuka: The Luuka District Education Department, under the guidance of District Education Officer Francis Kamyuka, has taken proactive steps to equip headmasters and chairpersons of school management committees with the skills necessary to run schools harmoniously and efficiently, thus reducing conflicts and disputes.
The training workshop convened headmasters and school management committee members from all 89 government schools within Luuka district. During this event, participants received guidance on how to effectively lead and manage educational institutions.
Speaking about the training, Francis Kamyuka, the District Education Officer of Luuka, explained that the program particularly focused on newly elected school management committees. Its aim was to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively steer leadership within schools.
“This will help reduce the fights and conflicts that have been brewing in schools and urged other districts in Busoga to do as Luuka to educate school management committees and headmasters about leadership in schools,” said Owek. Nantale Nasabu Ottan, the Minister of Education in Busoga Kingdom.
“The workshop was funded by the non-government organization called African evangelistic enterprise Uganda (AEE) led by its coordinator Felix Kwach Kisa,” noted Charles Maganda, the chairman of all head teachers in Luuka.
Samuel Musiho, the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Luuka, served as the chief guest during the workshop’s opening session. He encouraged the newly appointed management committees to actively monitor the head teachers, fostering effective and efficient school management.
“The cause of these fights is always everybody thinking that is the most powerful in the school,” warned Luuka Deputy CAO Richard Promoi.
Luwano Baker, one of the workshop’s instructors, urged individuals to abandon the notion that children belong to the government and encouraged school chairpersons to collaborate with local council chairpersons to enhance school enrollment rates.