A student has sued Kibuli Secondary School for expelling her over allegations that stole sugar.
Latifah Nakisita through her mother Babra Lubwama Nakku, is seeking for a declaration from the High Court Civil Division that her purported dismissal by the school was illegal, irregular and therefore violation of the principles of natural justice.
According to Daily Monitor newspaper, Ms Nakku claims that her daughter was indefinitely suspended from Kibuli Secondary School on September 23, 2019 while she was still in senior two class, third term on allegations of stealing sugar.
In the lawsuit, the alleged offence was committed around July 2019 which was second term whose verdict was never disclosed to the applicant (Nakisita) until when she was already pursing her studies in third term.
“The applicant on the 14th day of September, 2019, paid Shs823,000 as part of her school fees for third term and on 15th September reported to Kibuli Secondary School for third term,” reads in part the court documents.
Ms Nakku states that on 19th September, the respondent through the head teacher called her on phone informing her that her daughter had been suspended indefinitely for a crime allegedly committed in the middle of second term without according her an opportunity to be heard.
She states that her daughter was coerced by the matron, one Christine Nalwada to write a letter admitting that she had stolen sugar after canning her and thus forwarding her name to the disciplinary committee.
Through her lawyers of Messrs Mugisha, Namutale & Co. Advocates, Ms Nakku states that her daughter has been subjected to emotional distress and inconvenience for which she seeks general damages because she has been home since no school admits students in third term and has lost out for which she holds the school liable.
She is also seeking for a judicial review and an order quashing the decision of the school dismissing her daughter without being afforded an opportunity to be heard.
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