Ali Mugagga, the headmaster of Kibuli Secondary School and a seasoned educationist has been forced to go on leave following allegations of misappropriate behaviour towards students that were levelled against him.
Sources within the school told The Nile Post that Mugagga was told by the board over the weekend to step aside as they investigate allegations of sexual assault against some female students which have been circulating on social media.
The allegations however are yet to be proven.
Our sources told us that some parents reached out to the board members and asked them to do something to clear the air.
“The allegations are giving the school a bad name and have affected his reputation,” a teacher at the school who preferred anonymity told The Nile Post.
We have also been told that the leave comes after the intervention of Hajj Kassim Nakibinge, the titular head of Muslims in Uganda and the caretaker of the school.
Accordingly, Mugagga was instructed to go on leave and hand over to his deputy, Hajjat Mastula Nambajjwe as the board investigates the allegations.
The development comes as the school prepares to re-open for the first term on February 5. At the same time, Senior One admissions are also underway.
In a letter dated January 23, 2018, Mugagga confirms that he will be stepping aside and handing over to Nambajjwe.
“Following my successful request for annual leave, i am happy to inform you that leave will commence on 23rd January for a period of 36 days. I therefore handover management to you. We are in the process of admitting senior one and soon senior five. I request you work hand in hand with the deputies. A formal handover report will be prepared in due course,” Mugagga wrote.
A consummate educationist, before he was posted to Kibuli, Mugagga worked at Nabisunsa Girls as deputy headmaster and at Gombe Secondary School and Lubiri SS as headmaster.