The vacant posts include headteacher, deputy headteacher, education officers for arts and sciences, assistant education officers, bursars, steno secretaries, enrolled nurse, laboratory and library assistants.
The Ministry of Education is set to recruit 1,364 secondary school teachers and 248 support staff in seed and grant-aided schools.
The vacant posts include headteacher, deputy headteacher,
education officers for arts and sciences, assistant education officers,
bursars, steno secretaries, enrolled nurse, laboratory and library assistants.
According to the Ministry, the teachers will be sent to 62
schools. 50 of the schools are seed schools while 12 are grant-aided schools.
In an interview on Tuesday, Sam Kuloba, the Commissioner of
Secondary Education at the education ministry says that they are recruiting
teachers to make sure that government realizes its target of having a
functional secondary school in every sub-county.
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According to the Ministry, each school will get a total of 27
teachers. For grant-aided schools that already exist, the advertised posts will
be filled by teachers within the schools.
Government is estimated to spend over 14 billion shillings on wage
for teachers in this financial year.
The 50 schools that will be fitted with teachers are part of 117
seed schools that government was supposed to constructed from 2016 to 2017.
Kuloba says the remaining 67 schools are expected to be completed in by the
beginning of 2020.
“Construction is on-going and we are on course. We are left with some schools
and we hope that in the near future we shall be recruiting teachers to fill
positions in the other completed schools.”
In the financial year 2019/2020, construction of another 115
schools is scheduled to start.
Uganda is estimated to have more than 1,400 sub-counties. Kuloba
says upon completion of the two projects, more than 200 schools will be
Kuloba adds the construction of the schools is part of
government's commitment to build one secondary school in every sub-county.
"Right now, we have many sub-counties that do not have
secondary schools but there is a primary school. We plan on opening more than
200 schools to change this."