While UNATU suspended the strike to enable negotiations to continue, teachers that laid their chalk down feel betrayed by the union. Many of them intimate that their leaders should have remained steadfast until the government committed to increasing their salaries
“Can the institute help people who have failed the papers like four times as it is demotivating and demoralizing!” said a student. But CPA Mayende, the ICPAU President said the institute cannot compromise the quality of the profession since it is internationally affiliated.
On Monday, angry laborers locked the girl’s dormitory and the administration block protesting underpaid arrears. Justine Okumu, one of the workers told URN that their children have been suspended from school due to accumulated school dues.
The government contracted Zeep Construction Uganda Limited, to construct the school within three years at a cost of 2.55 billion Shillings. However, the contractor has failed to complete the work in the last three financial years and the funds have been returned twice to the consolidated fund.
On Monday, Teachers under the Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU) called off their strike that started on June 15th in a quest for salary enhancement, with equity and harmonization across the board.
According to Kawumi, Habiyakare deserved an 18-year jail sentence, but he reduced the three months he spent on remand. Trouble for Habiyakare started on February 28th this year, when he was caught redhanded defiling his 14-year-old victim and primary six pupil at the school.
According to one of the teachers who preferred not to be named, trouble started on Sunday night when students in candidate classes rose up against the recurrent power blackouts at the school, which they argued were frustrating their night revision schedules.