Fagil Mandy resigned his Uganda National Examination Board Chairman position after President Yoweri Museveni bypassed the board’s decision and renewed Executive Secretary Matthew Bukenya’s contract. Fagil said, “I can’t just sign for a salary the way Bukenya does. I need effect reforms and make active contributions to the body.”
In a phone conversation with Chimp Reports, he said “I cannot continue working in such an environment. I felt it was the right thing to do.”
He had received a letter from the Minister of Education directing him on what to do after the President Museveni renewed Matthew Bukenya’s contract to unlimited term. Fagil explained and said that Bukenya was supposed to be leaving and not renewed, as the board had already decided.
“Why is it that no one consulted me before making that decision? As the chairman of UNEB, I should have been consulted on whether to extend Bukenya’s term or not,” he pointed out.
Mandy tendered in his resignation to the Minister of Education, Jessica Alupo yesterday, he further observed that no one respects his decisions or listens to his ideas at the board. “….I have also written back to the Minister telling her I cannot continue working under these Conditions,” Mandy said as reported by The New Vision on Facebook.
The discontented Mandy said most Uneb officials are not in line with their duties and can’t allow him to change the nation, his main goal. “It is not fair that Bukenya at his age to be given another term yet there is already a potential younger person who is ready to replace him.” Bukenya was supposed to be replaced by John Bosco Ntangaare, the Chief Examination Officer at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants ICPAU.