Teachers: Gov't Pushing Us Over The Edge


medications ask geneva; font-size: small;”>In an interview with Chimp Reports on Friday, price UNATU General Secretary, James Tweheyo noted that primary teachers from 47 districts have not been paid their salaries for the month of June.

“Teachers from Buvuma, Moroto and Kumi have never received a single coin since the month of April,” stressed Tweheyo.

He further noted many of these teachers find problems in getting their basic necessities because of lack of money.

“Over 600 billion shillings is spent fraudulently by government every year but the teachers are starving,’’ stressed the general secretary.

He said “this poor situation has had a big impact on the performance of children as many teachers don’t come to class because of lack of facilitation.”

Tweheyo argued that the “education system in Uganda is in a real problem because government has also failed to increase on the number of teachers to meet the increased number of children in schools.”

“The number of children increased from 2.5 million to 8 million but the number of teachers didn’t increase,’’ noted Tweheyo, adding, “120,000 teachers are needed to meet this gap.”

He therefore called upon government to engage teachers on a round table so that all these matters are solved but noted that intimidating teachers will not solve anything.

“Government is simply trying to suppress the teachers but we shall not accept it because it’s unfair,’’ stressed the UNATU secretary general.

President Yoweri Museveni recently warned teachers against holding a strike, arguing that government was looking into their concerns as it develops transport infrastructure first.


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