Members of Parliament have recommended the recruitment of a neutral headteacher at Mbale School for the Deaf, saying the current conflicts at the institution need an administrator who will bring a neutral environment.
The MPs, who are members of the Education Committee, said the transfer of the current headteacher, Sister Rose Nelima, is not the ultimate solution to the conflicts at the school. They said the committee will continue to investigate the petition that was presented to them on June 7, 2023, and will make recommendations on how to resolve the conflicts.
The Higher Education State Minister, John C. Muyingo, said the transfer of the headteacher could be done, but it should not be done hurriedly. He said the committee’s investigations should be completed first.
The conflicts at Mbale School for the Deaf have been going on for close to three months. The squabble reached fever pitch last month following the transfer of the school’s headteacher, Sister Rose Nelima, and her subsequent replacement by Dismus Samuel Wandulu.
The move to transfer Sister Nelima was met with resistance from some stakeholders, who accused the Ministry of Special Needs Education of manipulating the process. The ministry has denied the allegations.
The Education Committee is expected to make its recommendations on the conflicts at Mbale School for the Deaf soon.
In the meantime, the MPs have called for the recruitment of a neutral headteacher who will be able to bring peace and stability to the institution.