RWENZORI HIGH SCHOOL BOARD TEMPORARILY BLOCKS BANK WITHDRAWALS
The new Board of Governors OF Rwenzori High School has instructed the school banks in Kasese town to block the school accounts from anyone wishing to withdraw money on behalf of the school until the Board issues contrary instructions.
In a press a press statement sent to the media Sunday, the new Board Chairperson, John Thawite, however, advised the banks to continue receiving deposits.
Thawite said the move had been occasioned by the discovery of irregularities in the school’s financial transactions.
An investigation instituted by the Board late last year unearthed various instances of financial mismanagement in the school and is following up those involved.
Meanwhile, the Board has directed all the current students of S.4 and S.6 to compensate for the property they destroyed during the strike they staged in September last year.
The students, who were in S.3 and S.5 last year, were involved in a strike in September destroying school property worth millions of shillings.
At a Board meeting held in December, the Board resolved that each of these students must pay Shs10,000(Ten thousand Uganda shillings only) before they are re-admitted for Term One due to start at the end of this month.
Thawite advised all the parents and guardians to pay all school dues in the banks.
He assured that the outgoing school Headteacher was still accountable for the money collected from the students who were involved in the first strike in June last year.
He urged the parents, the students and other stakeholders of Rwenzori High School to support the new Board and the new Headteacher in bringing sanity and academic excellence to the school.
John B. Thawite
Rwenzori High Board of Governors Chairperson
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