The teachers at one of Busia County’s highly respected high school, St. Paul’s Amukura must be immediately investigated over the recent strike in which rampaging students destroyed property worth millions of shillings.
Stakeholders from the county are demanding that teachers found culpable to have masterminded, engineered and supervised the execution of the strike must be held accountable to their actions.
A spokesman of one of the Busia County Forums who sought anonimity said: “We are demanding that those found culpable must be prosecuted and face disciplinary action from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC). They must also be made to pay for the huge losses the school has incurred.”
The spokeman says that emerging evidence shows that some of the teachers at the high school masterminded the strike and many others knew about it long before the students went on rampage to destroy the school’s property.
“This kind of incitement cannot be tolerated when at the end of the day parents are the ones who are going to be forced to pay for the destroyed property. To teach others a lesson teachers who were involved must pay for it and not parents,” he said.
The stakeholders were reacting to the strike action by the Students at St. Paul’s Amukura, in Teso south sub-county who were allegedly protesting against their principal Mr. Fidelis Amake for overstaying at the institution when they went bollocks.
The students were also claiming that Mr Amake was too old to be still in service, was mean in doling out funds to finance extra curricula activities and not able to bring about new developments at the school among other demands.
In the ensuing rampage they destroyed a whole dormitory worth millions of shillings, hammered another one into a messy shambles, and completely destroyed the school’s food store among many other things before they were dispersed by the police.
The Spokesman says that there had been many cases not only across the county, but also outside where teachers are known to have misused their students to go on strike and destroy property as they got away scot free with their nefarious actions.
He pointed out strikes anywhere the brunt was borne by the parents’ in monetary terms and the students in wasted school time after being sent away to their homes before being recalled while others are actually expelled.