Dr Margaret Kabahenda, a researcher in the Department of Food Technology and Nutrition that while the government has put a lot of effort into curbing malnutrition among babies, those gains are undone shortly after children start school because many of them go hungry for all the hours they spend at school.
Bishop Katumba’s advice comes over a week after primary and Arts teachers in secondary schools laid down their tools demanding enhancements of their salaries. Besides the teachers, health professionals, lecturers, and nonteaching staff in public universities have also repeatedly gone on strike to demand a pay rise.
Akorikin said that Kapelebyong district education system heavily relies on the government with more than 95 percent of children (39,000) attending government-aided schools offering Universal Primary and Secondary Education.
UNATU declared a nationwide strike at all levels starting Wednesday in their quest for equality and harmonization of the salary enhancement among teachers of different subjects, support staff, and school administrators.
Without funding, the homeschooling program seems to be hitting a dead-end but Muyingo says that they are going back to the drawing board to come up with a new plan that can offer a form of continuous learning to over 10.2 million non-finalists up when the government will fully reopen the education institutions.
The teacher's body says that their records point to HIV, cancer, high blood pressure, mental illnesses, and suicide as the common causes of death among teachers. But UNATU Chairman Zaddock Tumuhimbise says that the deaths are mainly a result of frustration and poverty, among teachers.