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Pastor’s ‘heavenly touch’ cools tempers at school


It took a pastor who was passing by to cool temperatures at a tense consultation day meeting at Glen Norah High 1 School last Friday.

A war of words had erupted between more than 200 parents, teachers and school development committee (SDC) members over teachers’ incentives.

However, “heavenly” intervention saved the situation when the man of the cloth arrived, just in the nick of time.

“I came from the blue and volunteered to chair the heated meeting. All we call for is transparency in the use of finance to help the teachers who spend most of their time with children. God, help this school in all its endeavours,” said Albert Manjoro, a renowned Glen Norah pastor.

Prior to his arrival, tempers had flared at the school, with teachers demanding their dues.

“We have been promised $100 per month and the administration owes us $260 since last year.

“This is unacceptable and we are taking appropriate action,” said one teacher, adding that they would not work until they were paid.

SDC chairperson Emmanuel Katuruza confirmed that the teachers had downed tools and urged parents who owed the school to pay up so that their incentives could be raised.

Also at the centre of the storm was the deputy headmaster Samuel Sithole and the SDC chairperson whom the parents accused of failing to handle the school funds professionally.

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