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Day 3: Schools Remain Closed

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Our Chimpcorp made a survey around schools in Kampala to see the response of both the teachers and children to the strike.

At Bat Valley Primary School, the school was open but without any pupil at the vicinity of the school as all the classrooms were closed and only the head teacher’s office was open.

Other government schools like Old Kampala secondary school remained closed as the teachers’ strike continued.

However a visit to Kololo High School a government aided school indicated that studies were normal and the students were in their respective classes.

The students explained that studies are going on normally but called upon government to wake up and address the teachers’ problems.

In an interview with Chimpreports, Beatrice Babirye a senior four student at the school advised government to increase the teachers’ salaries so as to improve the quality of education in the country.

Babirye noted that the salary increment will motivate the teachers to put in a lot of effort while teaching the students.

Teachers under their umbrella body UNATU last week announced a sit down strike citing unwillingness by government to pay their twenty percent salary increment as agreed by the two parties.

Government has since lashed out at the teachers explaining that there is no money for teachers’ salary increment in this financial year.

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