According to records at the district education department, 40 teachers tendered in their resignations last term to join elective politics. Some schools are now struggling to cope with the staff shortages.
In the letter, Alupo acknowledges receiving part of the money from the president. She however did not reveal how much has already been released. However according to officials from the teachersâ€™ union, up to four billion shillings has already been disbursed.
UNATU\'s Kabale district chairperson Zadoka Tumuhimbise says teachers in Uganda do not have reason to celebrate the day. He says the teachers resolved to stay at home and mourn the plight of teachers and the declining standards of education in the nation.
. During the opening session yesterday, several participants had questioned why government continues to inject huge amounts of funds to the big schools yet many seed schools the government had started in sub-counties have either failed to take off, or at the verge of collapse due o shortages of funds.
Ssengendo David, the Chairman Uganda Primary School Head Teachersâ€™ Association (UPSHA), said that schools are receiving minimum supervision from even head teachers who tend to leave schools in the hands of teachers who are also supposed to be supervised by the head teacher.