HEADMASTERS and school administrators aligned to ex-communicated Anglican Church Bishop Nolbert Kunonga have been allowed to remain at their respective church-run schools until the government decides their fate.
Report by Feluna Nleya Staff Reporter
All Kunonga sympathisers were initially expected to vacate their posts following the takeover of the institutions by the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) led by Bishop Chad Gandiya.
Two months ago, the Supreme Court gave Gandiya full custody of the Church’s institutions and properties, effectively ending a five-year ownership wrangle with Kunonga.
The Church runs 12 primary and 10 secondary schools.
CPCA diocesan secretary Reverend Clifford Dzavo told NewsDay yesterday the staffing issue had been referred to the Education ministry.
“Enrollment at the schools was done. We are trying to normalise working relationships with headmasters who were in charge while we are working on replacing them,” Dzavo said.
“We haven’t replaced the headmasters, but hopefully by second term they would have been replaced. We were told last week that we had to engage the permanent secretary on the changes of the headmasters, so that is what we are doing now.
“It’s a frustration which has happened on our side, so hopefully by second term we would have new headmasters.” Dzavo added some bursars and junior staffers were also likely to be affected in the ongoing purge.
“We do not want to upset the children, as education is important. So we will do it in a way that will not stress the children and disturb any school lessons.”