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UNATU Urges Teachers to Go Digital

The Permanent Secretary says teachers will be expected to login with a link from the commission then write their profile that will be stored on the system and wherever an advert is put they can easily access it through their profile.

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The Uganda National Teachers Union -UNATU, is asking teachers to embrace computer literacy as their own initiative and avoid waiting for the government arranged ICT programs that are already delayed.

Filbert Baguma, the UNATU general secretary says that as their sector tries to shift from the analog setting to the digital era, the teachers also need to move in the same direction and pace.

His reaction follows information from the Education service commission requiring all teachers, tutors, lecturers and the non-teaching staff to open up email addresses in order to access information from the commission.

Baguma says teachers should know that they cannot dodge the digital era and for this reason they have to embrace it but also noting that the system will be helping to solve the middle men tendency that has been exploiting teachers.

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Dr. Asuman Lukwago, the permanent secretary education service commission explains that with support from the United Nations Capital Development Fund and National Information Technology Authority -NITA Uganda, they want to ensure that the recruitment process is done using the online system.

Dr.Lukwago says with the Covid -19 pandemic they have been able to wake up on several issues and one of them is the importance of online recruitment.

He says this was only delayed yet other public service entities had already embraced it.

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He says they will be educating the teachers on how to navigate the system such that all those interested in applying for the advertised vacancies have no excuse about the system. 

He says teachers will be expected to login with a link from the commission then write their profile that will be stored on the system and wherever an advert is put they can easily access it through their profile.

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Currently the commission advertises jobs through newspapers and then the applicants are expected to hand in their applications physically which system led to the halting of the recruitment process of teachers early this year due to the Covid -19 pandemic. 

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