According to an interview by Chimpreports, most of the parents called upon the teachers to suspend the strike noting that it would affect their children’s academic perfomance.
”This is unfair to the candidates who are soon starting their final exams,’’ noted Angela Nsimbi a mother of two who was worried abot the fate of her two candidates whose school fees she had just paid.
A one Rosette Namagembe whom Chimpreports found in Kikuubo shopping for her children called upon government to come up and address the grievances of the teachers before the situation worsens.
”Government should listen to the teachers’ demands because they are the nation,’’ advised Namagembe.
Matthew Akello, a father of two, however noted that it was not the right time for the teachers to strike because children in the candidate classes are expected to sit for their final exams.
He therefore called upon the teachers to enter into negotiations with government to amicably solve their grievances.
Teachers under their umbrella body UNATU announced a sit down strike protesting government’s refusal to pay their twenty percent increment as agreed in one of their meetings with state officials.