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Harriet Nakabanda, the Head Teacher of St. Aloysius Primary School-Kyamulibwa in Kalungu district is in trouble for undressing pupils whom she accused of wearing inappropriate school uniforms.

At least 20 pupils aged between seven and fifteen faced the wrath when Nakabanda disgracefully undressed them and forced them to return home naked.

Nakabanda reportedly accused them of undermining school guidelines that prohibit unacceptable school uniform. The school guidelines require that all uniforms be bought from school yet the dismissed pupil’s parents failed to meet the condition and bought uniform sets tailored from elsewhere.

According to Ronald Ssembuusi, one of the parents, the pupils especially girls remained stuck outside the school premises in knickers for close to thirty minutes. They were rescued by concerned residents who provided clothing to the pupils to cover their bodies.

The decision however drew bitter reactions from parents and guardians who subsequently stormed Nakabanda’s office demanding for an explanation. She had however run away from the school.

The protesting parents took the matter to Kyamulibwa Police Post while demanding for Nakabanda’s arrest for violating children’s rights and contradicting the ethical code of conduct of teachers. Police says its already investigating the matter.

Matthias Kibunono, the head of Private Schools in Kyamulibwa described the incident as unfortunate and assures parents that disciplinary action will be taken against the Head teacher. He adds that such practices undermine children’s privacy and may discourage them from continuing with education.

Several teachers equally condemned Nakabanda’s action saying undressing the pupils in public was pointless.

St. Aloysius Primary School is one of the biggest private schools in Kyamulibwa Town Board with a student population of more than 800 pupils.

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