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CID grills Lubiri High School teachers

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By Cecilia Okoth

Criminal Investigations Directorate detectives on June 17 grilled teachers of Lubiri High school, three days after Police publicist Fred Enanga said investigations had commenced.

The questioning is linked to a public outcry over a controversial video of students of Lubiri High School dancing erotically while travelling on a bus hired from Midland High School.

The detectives tasked the teachers with explaining their roles in accordance with the school guidelines and the safety of students as they recorded their statements.

When contacted, Enanga said: “As soon as the investigation is completed, we shall establish the most appropriate action to be taken or otherwise.”

Investigations began when the Police reviewed footage captured by closed-circuit television cameras on the Kampala-Jinja highway in Mukono district at 5:44 pm, on Friday, June 10.

Action yet to be taken

Rose Lilly Akello, the Minister of State for Ethics and Integrity, said the school has yet to decide on the case.

Akello, with other officials from the Directorate of Ethics and Integrity, visited Lubiri High School on the morning of June 17 to establish why their students exhibited what they described as inappropriate behaviour.

“I asked the deputy headteacher (name withheld) whether there were teachers on the bus, and she said there were. I also asked whether the students were dancing a normal dance and she said theirs was a dance called twerking,” Akello said.

She was speaking to journalists at the Uganda Media Centre.

Akello told journalists that the school administration confessed that no action had been taken on either the students or the teachers on board.

The school, she added, has also not held any special meetings to talk to students, teachers or the parents in question.

‘Punish the teachers’

Lubiri High School maintained that it was only dance and that there was no sexual act or immorality.

The Rev. Can. Aaron Mwesigye, the director for ethics/religious affairs at the Directorate of Ethics and Integrity, said teachers who failed to supervise the students should be expelled or given heavy punishments.

“The teachers should either be expelled or given big punishments that will make them and others learn not to keep quiet when such inappropriate behaviour happens. They remained silent yet what the students did was damaging the reputation, not only of the school but the entire country,” he said.

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