NYAGATARE — The Nyagatare district advisory council this Sunday okayed the indefinite suspension of Gakiarage Primary School head teacher, Alphonsine Musabyeyezu over genocide ideology.
The decision was reportedly based on the investigations of a commission earlier set up by the district to investigate into the head teacher’s conduct, coming a few months after Nyagatare sector authorities temporarily suspended her.
Following the suspension, Musabyeyezu was later arrested by police in Nyagatare on allegations of poisoning a Frisian cow belonging to Gakirage Cell executive secretary, and burning a house of a Genocide survivor, but was later released.
The council sitting at the district also tasked the same commission to initiate investigations into the conduct of two other members of staff, Ilidephonse Musonera and Silvestre Nyirimirera on similar allegations.
"Basing on thorough investigations the district advisory council is convinced that she [head teacher] holds the evil ideology. We decided to dismiss her but she’s free to seek intervention else where if she feels bias in our decision," Alcadi Kamanzi, the council president told The New Times shortly after the session.
According to the report, the headmistress held and perpetuated genocide ideology among students. However, the report exonerated her on a number of issues that had been raised. On allegations that she suspended the Anglophone section, the report stated that it was established that the school lacked teachers.
While on embezzlement of school funds including capitation grants, the council dismissed the report as shallow; since there was no audit report to the effect.
Kamanzi who also chaired the session, indicated that Musabyeyezu could be reinstated in case she is exonerated by a competent court.