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DAY 3: Students Condemn Teachers' Insensitivity

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“This is the third term, where candidates are preparing for their final exams of PLE, UCE and USE,” Said Mr. Kayihura Felix, UNSA Chairperson and former Nkumba University Guild President.

“We would have expected teachers to concentrate on preparing and fine-tuning candidates as they prepare for their final exams.”

He added that by abandoning their responsibilities, teachers, as second parents to children at school were setting a bad precedence for their students.

“Where will they get the moral authority to stop the students from striking? Is this not bad manners they are inculcating in their own students?”

The students thus called upon the teachers to be patriotic and sacrificial to the country and pass on the good traits to the students.

“We call upon them to get back to the classrooms as negotiations with government continue,” he said.

By press time however, teachers were still insistent on their industrial action, even when all odds seemed against them.

The Budgetary committee of parliament had yesterday owned up that there existed no credible sources of funds to effect the 20 percent pay rise.


The teachers however, insisted that their actions were not setting any wrong precedent to anybody.

“Our behavior has been exemplary all through. We have been patient, all this time, giving government a whole 90 days in which they could have acted on this issue,” said Mr. Gonzagagonza Sesanga, UNATU’s National Vice Chairman.

“Even with all the threats, we are still committed to dialogue with government until a solution is found.”

He called upon all teachers to remain firm and stay at home until the warring factions finally reached a consensus.

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