COLLEGE RULES & REGULATIONS

Preamble:

  1. These rules and regulations shall be cited as “Teso College Aloet School Rules” and shall apply to ALL Students of the school during their entire stay in Teso College Aloet.
  2. Students MUST produce this document when being interviewed, counselled or advised by the student leaders, staff and Disciplinary Committee.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

All the Rules and Regulations stipulated here are based on the following guiding principles;

1. SCHOOL MOTTO: Aijaanakin Ka Arimarit

2. SCHOOL VISION: To be a leading centre of excellence and enhancement of educational opportunities for sustainable national development.”

3. SCHOOL MISSION:To prepare all our students for their further education, training and professional careers through a well-rounded education rooted in the core moral values of service, obedience, honesty and integrity.”

4.  In this school, a student owes a duty to himself, his parents, his school and his country to do his best at work, games and all other activities. He should cooperate with staff and fellow students for his own good, the good of the school and of society at large.

 5.  No student shall, by word or deed, do anything to cause harm to himself, his fellow students or to the good name of the School.

 6.  Promotion of patriotism and respect for human rights are important.

 7.  Timely correction of a student eventually provides an avenue for improvement and achievement of higher education and social goals.

 8. The School Management shall enforce these rules and regulations to ensure the wellbeing of all students. Offenders shall be punished whenever they infringe on the welfare of others. Perpetual offenders may be recommended by staff to the Board of Governors and Commissioner of Education for exclusion, in order to protect the School.

 

IDEAL CONDUCT

S/NO IDEAL CONDUCT VIOLATION INDICATORS ACTION/PENALITY
1.0 Reporting and breaking off from school
  • Reporting after the 2nd day of opening term
  • Student comes with parent
1.1 All continuing students shall report to school on the 1st and 2nd day of opening term.
1.2 New students shall report to school as stipulated in the Admission Letter.
  • Failure to report as stipulated on the Admission Letter
  • forfeit the place
1.3 All students shall enter or leave school through the main gate ONLY.
  • Entering through other passages
  • 2 weeks suspension and a roll of barbed wire (25kgs) or an equivalent
1.4 Students shall report to school between 8:00am and 5:00pm.
  • Reporting after 5:00pm
  • sent home to bring the parent
1.5 A student shall declare an Admission Letter or permission chit and a bank slip, sign the arrival book and register at the Registration Desk.
  • Failure to declare and sign at the gate
  • sent home to bring parent
1.6 A student must declare ALL personal property at the Registration Desk to designated staff for thorough checking and clearance.
  • Failure to declare property and submit oneself for checking
  • Confiscation of unauthorized property
  • Sent home to bring parent
1.7 Continuing students must report or leave school in full uniform.
  • Failure to wear the school uniform
  • sent home to bring parent
  • Confiscate the wear.
1.8 Students on holiday or authorized leave must report back within 14 days of due date.
  • Failure to report within the specified period
  • Students name shall be struck off the school Register
1.9 No Student shall break off from school unofficially.
  • Leaving school without permission
  • 2 weeks suspension, return with parent
2.0 OBEDIENCE AND RESPECT
2.1 Obedience:Students of Teso College Aloet MUST obey the Head Teacher, Deputies, Assistant Head Teachers, teaching staff, non-teaching staff, students’ leaders and the general community.
  • Behaving in a manner intended to ridicule or embarrass a person in authority
  • Hurling insults
  • Running away
  • Throwing stones, etc.
  • Being deemed ineligible for any club executive or leadership post.
  • Demotion
  • 2 weeks suspension and come with parent
  • Suspension
  • Handing back to the parent
2.2 Respect:A student of Teso College MUST respect himself, all those in the school authority, and the community of Teso College.
  • Behaving in a manner intended to ridicule or embarrass a person in authority.
  • Hurling insults.
  • Running away
  • Throwing stones, etc.
  • Being deemed ineligible for any club executive or leadership post.
  • Demotion
  • Guidance and counselling
  • 2 weeks suspension and come back with parent
  • Suspension
  • Handing back to the parent
2.3 A student shall show respect to the National Anthem, other anthems and National Emblems, by standing at attention and singing properly to show love of country.
  • Careless posture
  • Disrupting singing
  • Sitting or walking while the anthem is being sung
  • Violating the National Flag
  • Handed over to police
  • Repeat singing the Anthem
  • Counselling
  • Warning, caution
  • Suspension
3.0 TIME MANAGEMENT
  The students shall be punctual in school functions and move quickly in an orderly manner at all times.
  • Coming in late
  • Sluggishness
  • Laziness
  • Ignoring bell signals
  • Warning
  • counseling
  • Picking litter, sweeping, weeding
4.0 PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL FUNCTIONS
  A student shall participate in all school programs or routines, including house meetings, house parties, Compound cleaning, house inspections, Roll Calls, General Assemblies, prayers, meals, awards, visitations, meetings and co-curricular activities.
  • Failure to participate in, attend or adhere to programs and routines
  • Dodging classes
  • Idleness or loitering
  • Walking out
  • Noise-making
  • Warning
  • counseling
  • Picking litter, sweeping, weeding
5.0 ACADEMICS
5.1 All students shall participate in all school academic programs and attain the required average: Passing Marks of 45% for ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels (8 points for both Arts and Science).
Other requirements include:

  • Class attendance
  • Tests, assignments and examinations
  • Preps
  • No involvement in exam malpractice and dishonesty
  • Seminars, discussions and excursions
  • Failure to attend any of the activities
  • Failure to score the required average marks and points
  • Cheating at exams or copying from each other
  • Smuggling of notes
  • Impersonation
  • Withholding of scripts
  • Dodging of exams, tests or assignments
  • Walking out of the exam room before the scheduled time
  • First test: warning, guidance
  • Second test: bring a parent
  • Third test: advised to change the learning environment
  • Cancellation of results
6.0 MONEY
6.1 School Fees

  • A student shall pay fees to the bank before he reports to school and present the bank slip to the Registration Desk
  • Failure to present a bank slip
  • Presenting a forged bank slip
  • Students be sent home to bring parent
  • Student handed over to the police for investigation
6.2 Pocket money.

  • A student shall keep money with the school Bursar’s office for safe-keeping.
  • Keeping money with self or any person other than the Bursar
  • Guidance and counselling
  • Owner’s risk
7.0

7.1

7.2

7.3

UNIFORMS

  • A student shall wear prescribed school uniform at all school functions and when going out of school with permission
  • A student shall wear games uniforms during games time in the play ground
  • A student shall wear out of class uniform after class time
  • Wearing un prescribed attire.
  • wearing prescribed uniform in a wrong place and at a wrong time
  • abuse of uniform includes wearing open shoes during school functions, loose trousers and or no belt, open buttons, earrings, necklaces, bungles and other jewelery, jumpers/jackets, hanging shirt (untacked in, tattered clothes, hats/caps
  • confiscation of the attire
  • 2nd offence – Treated as disobedience (Refer to 2.1 above)
8.0 DINING HALL & SCHOOL MEALS
8.1 Students of Teso College Aloet must accept the food provided by the school.
  • Deliberate refusal to eat food provided by the school
  • Guidance and counselling
  • Record a statement
  • Parent to be called
  • Advised to change the learning environment
8.2 All meals are compulsory and no special diet shall be provided to any student
  • Deliberate refusal to eat food provided by the school
  • Guidance and counselling
  • Record a statement
  • Parent to be called
  • Advised to change the learning environment
8.3 Students must follow cafeteria rules and shifts during meals.
  • Jumping the line (queue), squeezing oneself into the line
  • Making noise
  • wearing slippers
  • Counselling, Caution
  • Continued violation will be considered disobedience (refer to 2.1 above)
8.4 Students must be orderly during meal times.
  • Jumping the line (queue), squeezing oneself into the line
  • Making noise
  • Counselling, Caution
  • Continued violation will be considered disobedience (refer to 2.1 above)
8.5 Leftover food must be properly disposed of
  • Throwing food on the floor, compound or dormitory
  • Cleaning the compound
  • Failure treated as disobedience
8.6 All students must observe meal times.
  • Coming to the Dining Hall before or after meal time
  • Defiance
  • Coming before meal time – sent back to the dormitory.
  • Coming after – miss meals
  • Defiance treated as disobedience (refer to 2.1 above)
8.7 The Kitchen yards and stores shall be out of bounds to students.
  • Being in the kitchen yard and stores without permission
  • Cleaning the compound
  • punishment to be determined according to the motive
  • Cleaning the compound
  • Punishment to be determined according to the motive
8.8 Students shall not cook their own food in the school without permission
  • Cooking at school.
  • Found or reported cooking at school
  • Confiscate the items used for cooking
  • Record a statement
  • Counsel and guide
  • Defiance treated as disobedience (refer to 2.1 above)
9.0 HEALTH, SANITATION & MEDICATION
9.1 Every student shall promote a healthy life style through personal hygiene, clean environment good eating habits, regular exercises and medical check ups
  • Failure to maintain proper hygiene:
    • Not bathing or washing
    • Allowing hair to grow long
  • Wearing dirty clothes
  • Keeping long nails
  • Any form of negligence
  • Encouraged to maintain personal hygiene
  • Guidance and counselling
  • Consistent exclusion from school functions
  • Defiance will be treated as disobedience (see 2.1 above)
9.2 A student who gets sick must inform the house captain, house Master, prefect and teacher on duty.
  • Failure to report
  • Send student to the Sick Bay
  • Counselling
9.3 A student who falls sick must report to the Sick Bay for medical attention
  • Failure to report to the Sick Bay
  • Asked to go to the Sick Bay
  • Call parents
9.4 A student shall not report or return to school with an infectious disease such as T.B, Cholera, dysentery etc.
  • Failure to inform responsible persons
  • Coming or returning to school infected
  • Students talked to and referred for treatment or sent home for attention.
9.5 New students shall declare genuine medical check – up reports
  • Failure to declare and present the medical reports
  • Sent back home for medical check up
9.6 Student shall declare all complicated diseases
  • Failure to declare a complicate disease
  • Referred to medical authorities
  • Call a parent 
9.7 Every student shall promote and maintain a clean and smart environment through house work and proper waste disposal
  • Failure or refusal to do house or class work in time
  • Failure to dispose of rubbish in designated area
  • Leaving the dormitory or class room dirty
  • Urinating in the open
  • Writing or pasting unauthorized pictures on the wall or blackboards
  • Culprits/offenders asked to clean the place, or any other area in the school compound
  • Buy paint and paint the wall
  • Defiance will be treated as disobedience (refer to 2.1).

 

9.8 Every student shall use official paths in the school compound only and participate in the beautification of the school compound.
  • Trespassing
  • Walking on the grass
  • Destroying flowers and hedges
  • Uprooting plants
  • Damaging posters
  • Planting grass, flowers, hedges
  • Replacing damaged plants/posters
  • Guidance
10.0 SCHOOL PROPERTY
10.1 A student shall respect, preserve, value and protect all school property, accessible to him and report any incidences of destruction, theft or mishandling of any to the school authority.
  • Deliberate misuse of property
  • Vandalism
  • Defacing walls
  • Breaking windows or doors
  • Stealing
  • Tearing pages from books
  • Writing in books unnecessarily
  • Damaging notices/notice boards
  • Damaging hedges
  • Displacing furniture
  • Concealing information
  • Carelessness when using property
  • Damaging padlocks
  • Replacement of/ compensation for damaged property
  • Calling the parents
  • Fines
  • Suspension
11.0 ELECTRICITY & WATER
11.1 Students shall use electricity and electrical fittings responsibly
  • Leaving lights on beyond the official time
  • Damaging electrical fittings
  • Stealing electrical fittings
  • Replacement of/compensation for damaged property
  • Calling the parents
  • Fines
  • Suspension
11.2 A student shall not posses unauthorized electrical fittings, or gadgets
  • Possession of such appliances as:
    • hot coils
    • heaters
    • electrical kettles
    • suicide heaters
  • Replacement of/compensation for damaged property
  • Calling the parents
  • Fines
  • Suspension
11.3 A student shall not install or interfere with electrical fittings
  • Possession of such appliances as:
    • hot coils
    • heaters
    • electrical kettles
    • suicide heaters
  • Tampering with electrical fittings and installing
  • Replacement of/compensation for damaged property
  • Calling the parents
  • Fines
  • Suspension
11.4 Students shall use water from water sources in the school responsibly
  • Leaving flowing water unattended
  • Damaging water installations
  • Bathing or washing under the tap
  • Failure to use a suitable container to fetch water
  • Mishandling the boreholes
  • Polluting or leaving water sources dirty
  • Replacement of/compensation for damaged property
  • Calling the parents
  • Fines
  • Suspension
12.0 STUDENTS PROPERTY
12.1 Students shall posses only those items stipulated in the Admission Letter.
  • Possessing unstipulated property/items
  • Confiscation
12.2 Students shall respect, care and protect self and other students’ property
  • Failing to lock boxes, doors and windows
  • Leaving property lying in the compound
  • Failure to label or tag property
  • Guidance, reminders
  • Demotion for house captains
  • Sent home for items
  • Warning, fines, replacement
  • Suspension
12.3 A student shall immediately declare any lost and found property to persons in authority.
  • Failure to declare lost and found property
  • Warning
  • Fines
  • Replacement
  • Suspension
12.4 Students shall not sell or exchange their own or other students’ property in and around the school.
  • Selling or exchanging property in or around the school.
  • Property confiscated
  • Compensation, fines replacement
  • Call parents
  • Suspension
13.0 COMMUNICATION
13.1 English shall be the official language used for communication at all times.
  • Speaking in the vernacular
  • Writing long compositions
  • Guidance
13.2 A student shall raise inquiries, suggestions and grievances through the correct channels: suggestion boxes, student leaders, teachers on duty, class teachers and patrons.
  • Failure to follow the right channels of communication
  • Re-direct communication
  • Guidance
13.3 A student shall communicate with his parent or guardian only through the Head Teacher’s Office. A Student shall NOT POSSESS A MOBILE PHONE
  • Failure to communicate through the Head Teacher’s office
  • Possession of mobile phones and other communication
  • Guidance
  • Confiscation
  • Suspension
13.4 In school, all students shall meet their parents or guardians through the Administration.
  • Parents meeting students without passing through the proper channels
  • Suspension (2 weeks)
13.5 A student shall put up only authorized notices and publications.
  • Putting up unauthorized notices
  • Writing anonymous letters
  • Confiscation
  • Guidance
  • Write a statement
  • Re-direct the message
  • Suspension
13.6 A student shall correspond with the media only with authority from the Head Teacher’s office.
  • Failure to follow proper channels of communication
  • Confiscation
  • Guidance
  • Write a statement
  • Re-direct the message
  • Suspension
14.0 BOUNDS The students shall live within the school boundaries
14.1 The East and West Wings mark the boundaries of Teso College Aloet.
  • Being found at the following places:
    • The road junction
    • Temele
    • Amukaru
    • Otucopi
    • Aloet Centre
    • The Teachers Quarters
    • Arapai Market
    • Soroti town
    • Anywhere outside school boundaries
  • Assessed a fine of barbed wire
  • Suspension
14.2 Dormitories and halls of residence are off limits during study times: class time, prep time, parade and assembly time.
  • Found in dormitories at such times
  • Loitering in school compound.
  • Guidance and caution
  • If persistent, suspension
14.3 Students shall sleep in the dormitories officially allocated to them.
  • Shifting from dormitory  to dormitory
  • Guidance and counselling.
  • Defiance is treated as disobedience (refer to 2.1 above)
15.0 SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
15.1 A student shall behave in a manner that brings good repute to himself and the good name of the college.
  • Bullying, fighting or teasing
  • Using obscene language
  • Discrimination
  • Hooliganism
  • Counselling
15.2 Students shall observe tolerance with each other and use decent language to communicate.
  • Bullying, fighting or teasing
  • Using obscene language
  • Discrimination
  • Hooliganism
  • Counselling
  • Suspension
15.3 A student shall maintain peace and tranquillity inside and outside of the school.
  • Inciting violence or assault
  • Participating in riots or strikes
  • Writing anonymous letters
  • Noise making or rumour mongering
  • Theft
  • Concealing information relating to the security of others
  • Possession of military equipment or items deemed dangerous to the community
  • Practicing witchcraft, magic martial arts or cultism
  • Suspension pending  B.O.G. decision
15.4 Students shall attend prayers in their respective places of worship at the prescribed time and place within the school.
  • Attending church outside the school without permission
  • Failure to attend service and idling around

 

  • Guidance and counselling
  • Call parents if persistent
15.5 A student shall be morally upright.
  • Indulging in homosexuality
  • Possession of pornographic materials
  • Being sex maniacs
  • Using vulgar language
  • Indulging in bestiality
  • Making sexual advances towards children or spouses of staff members
  • Handing over to parent
  • Indefinite suspension
  • Handing over to police
15.6 A student shall promote and maintain honesty.
  • Impersonation
  • Forgery
  • Deception
  • Abetting crimes
  • Failure to give rightful information or documents to persons in authority
  • Lying treated as disobedience
  • Suspension
15.7 A student shall not partake in, possess or sell any form of alcoholic beverage or involve himself in any form of drug abuse.
  • Possession of alcoholic beverages
  • Partaking of any of the following:
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Drugs or tranquillizes, such as:
      • Bangi
      • Marijuana
      • Tobacco
      • Cocaine
  • Possession of raw materials used in making alcohol or drugs.
  • Recommend for exclusion from school
  • Report to police
15.8 Students shall not be found gambling nor be involved in irresponsible borrowing or lending of money, or mortgaging property and items from each other.
  • Gambling
  • Borrowing and lending irresponsibly
  • Selling of personal property or buying from each other
  • Fundraising unless authorized by the proper authorities
  • Counselling, caution
  • Return borrowed or bought property
  • Call the parents
  • If persistent, suspension
16.0 VISITORS AND VISITATION REGULATIONS
16.1 No unauthorized visitors are allowed in the college.Visitors coming to the college shall report and register with the School Administration.
  • Failure to register with the school authorities
  • Caution and re-directing
  • Visitors sent back or away
16.2 Students shall receive visitors in the Visitors Park and not in any other place.
  • Diverting visitors
  • Caution and re-directing
  • Visitors sent back or away
16.3 Dormitories are off limits to unauthorized visitors.
  •  Entertaining visitors in the dormitories
  • Handed over to police
  • Suspension
16.4 Students shall not provide meals to unauthorized visitors.
  •  Giving meals to unauthorized visitors
  • A fine of quarter of a currency point per plate
16.5  No visitor shall address students without permission from the School Authorities.
  • Students hosting or speaking to unauthorized visitors
  • Students failing to declare presence of visitors
  • Suspension for organizers
  • Visitor arrested and handed over to the police.
17.0 ELECTION OF STUDENTS LEADERS
17.1 A student shall participate in and promote the peaceful election of student leaders in the school.
  • Disrupting elections
  • Inciting violence
  • Recommended to the Ministry for exclusion.
18.0 RIOTS & STRIKES    
  A student shall not involve himself in riots, strikes or any form of student unrest, or incite students to riot or strike for whatever reason or motive.
  • Participating in strikes or riots
  • Inciting students to strike or riot
  • Recommended to the Ministry for exclusion from school
  • Fines
  • Compensation



PLEASE NOTE :

  • A student who earns a definite suspension shall not be given any more suspensions. He shall be recommended to the Ministry for exclusion if he commits another offence.
  • The School Administration shall enforce these rules and regulations for the good of all students, parents, guardians, society and the Nation at large.
  • The student who does his level best to adhere to the school routine, programs, rules and regulations, stands to benefit from Teso College Aloet for his own future, and shall be the pride of his parents, school and Nation.
  • Parents and guardians shall be encouraged to continually play a role in assisting the School Administration in guiding the students to achieve the desired educational goals.


DECLARATION

I_____________________________________ having been admitted to Teso College Aloet have read and understood the college rules and regulations clearly and promise to abide by them as provided.

 

Signed:

1. Student ———————————– Date—————————

Class ——————————

2. Parent Sign:——————————- Date—————————-

Name: ———————————–

Contact: ———————————

 

 

Ocaatum Silvester
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Head Teacher

 

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