Joseph Ssewungu Gonzaga, the Kalungu County West representative said that the decision to pay science teachers in exclusion of arts teachers is discriminatory and contravenes provision of Article 102b of the Constitution.
Nuuhu Matovu Mugabi, the head teacher of Mahango seed secondary school, says that they have not registered any students in Advanced Level since 2019 because many parents are not pleased with the services.
Silver Kyomuhendo, a science teacher at the government aided Bubukwanga secondary school in Bubukwanga Sub County, explains that her school hasn’t received some teaching guide and materials like text books from the Ministry as planned. She says to resolve this problem they have been forced to start WhatsApp where they can share the material.
This afternoon, the teachers stormed out of the meeting upon learning that each of them will receive 30,000 Shillings at the end of the training. Many said they had been made to believe that each of them is entitled to a daily allowance of 30,000 Shillings. They argued that the allowance is not enough to cover their transport cost, especially for those who travelled from neighbouring districts.
The caution by Rev Fr Francis Mugisa, the Hoima Catholic Diocese Secretary for Education follows reports that a number of Church founded schools have had their results withheld by the Uganda National Examinations Board-UNEB, in the recent past.
The shortage of teachers has affected the performance of government-aided primary schools in national exams. Out of 3229 pupils who sat for last years Primary Leaving Examinations-PLE, only 186 candidates passed in Division one.
A section of the LCIII Chairpersons in Katakwi district and some members of the community say that only schools within the town council have had senior, experienced and multi-skilled teachers, while those in rural areas get drunken and inexperienced staff.
Speaking at the teachers day celebrations held at Jinja district headquarters on Thursday, Baliraine reveals that, he inspected 30 primary schools from six sub counties within the district, and most of the words on the charts which were pinned in the classroom were wrongly spelt.
Jackeline Namugga is one of the parents who dashed to the school. Namugga, who was in her sleeping dress, says she lost her mind when she learnt about the fire outbreak and all she wanted was to physically confirm that her child was safe and sound.
Dan Byaruhanga, the head teacher of Kiteezi Junior School observes that any programme designed for learners must be appropriate to their age. Otherwise, he adds, its unsuitable content may end up creating more problems than achieving the required life skill or competence.
Dr. Peter Ssebutinde, the Medical Officer Mbarara District and a member of the District Sanctions and Rewards Committee, says alcoholism and absenteeism are becoming the order of the day in the district.
Ben Twahirwa, the chairperson of Uganda National Teachers Union - UNATU in Mbarara Municipality told URN that their salaries were deposited this afternoon adding that they will all resume work on Monday. The same day pupils will be sitting for their end of term examinations.