Rev. Bro. Simon Mpanga Appointed As The Acting Headteacher Of SMACK

Rev. Bro. Simon Mpanga Appointed As The Acting Headteacher Of SMACK

Rev. Bro. Simon Mpanga has been appointed as the new acting head teacher of St. Mary’s College Kisubi (SMACK) following lengthy negotiations between the Education Ministry and the Kampala Archdiocese.

The appointment of Bro. Mpanga follows the retirement of Brother Deo Aliganyira who led the school for over seven years.

In the process, the Ministry of Education had proposed that Bro. Augustine Mugabo the current head teacher at St. Henry College-Kitovu should be appointed as the new headteacher of SMACK.

However, the Kampala Archdiocese rejected the proposal of appointing Bro. Mugabo claiming the Ministry had not consulted with them first.

Then The Kampala Archbishop Paul Ssemogerere wrote to the Ministry to express the Church’s preference for Brother Simon Mpanga.

Ever since then, the Education Ministry and the Kampala Archdiocese have been holding meetings to resolve the disagreement.

Dr. Denis Mugimba, the Spokesperson for the Education Ministry, has confirmed that in the recent meeting under the leadership of Janet Kataha Museveni, the Ministry accepted the appointment of Brother Simon Mpanga as the acting headteacher at SMACK.

“To clarify, Brother Simon Mpanga has not been appointed as the substantive headteacher at St. Mary’s College Kisubi (SMACK). Instead, the First Lady, has advised that he serves as the acting headteacher while the matter is being handled,” Dr. Mugimba noted.

Currently, Mpanga serves as “deputy headteacher”. The Ministry also has other requirements that any nominee fronted by the church must possess. The spokesperson says these are the ministry’s standards for any person to head a traditional school at the level of St Mary’s. 

Other conditions are that the applicant must be under 57 years of age, have a spotless work history, and lead a school of comparable size in terms of enrollment, academic performance, staffing, budget, and infrastructure.

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