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For not releasing test results, pupils beat up teacher

Thomas Kinyera, the head teacher of Kitinotima Primary School in Omel Sub-county, Gulu District, Uganda was on Monday beaten up by pupils of the school for not releasing the result of a test they did, some weeks back. Uganda’s Daily Monitor reported that the primary seven pupils numbering 20 ganged up on their headteacher, who […]
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