The former head teacher Mr. Akabwai James of Teso’s giant school Teso College Aloet has passed on. He was admitted at Soroti referral hospital two weeks ago due to Covid-19 illness.
His healthkept deteriorating since his admission at the hospital with no much improvement. News about his death was reported on Sunday 16/01/2022 at around 11:00pm.
A former Head Teacher of Teso College Aloet, Mr. Akabwai James Ilakut began his career as a Geography Teacher at Kololo Secondary School in Kampala. Prior to this, he received his degrees, a Master‘s of Education and a BA (Hons) respectively, from the Makerere University. Between 1976 and 2001, Mr. Ilakut served at various schools as Assistant Registrar and Deputy Director. His experience includes eight stints on the Board of Governors and most currently Chairman of the Education Service Commission in Kumi District. Mr. Ilakut joined Teso in 2002 as a Head Teacher and served seven years in the aftermath of the Lord‘s Resistance Army‘s invasion of school property. He aided the restoration of the school, still reeling from the psychological and emotional effects of the invasion, increasing student enrollment in 2006 from previous levels. Under his leadership, the A – Level science classes also doubled in attendance. Mr. Ilakut‘s focus on school improvement continues today. He encourages Teso school staff and Old Boys to work diligently to improve school status and increase academic excellence within the region and in the country.
Akwabai was a principled Head teacher, who was flexible. He listened to both students and staff concerns. He left in 2009 upon arrival of the new head teacher Mr. Ocatum. The late Mr. James Akabwai was responsible for the purchase of the School bus that the students named Fuso. May his soul rest in peace.