Banabas Langoya, the District Education Officer DEO explains that up to 55 government aided primary schools out of 68 in the district did not record a single first grade. Up to 2,587 candidates sat for Primary Leaving Exams - PLE in 2018.
He pledged to engage the president on all the issues raised by teachers through their body for redress. The Kabarole district LC V chairman, Richard Rwabuhinga appreciated the fact that government has constructed classroom blocks in some schools.
Aggrey David Kibenge, the Under Secretary Ministry of Education says the ministry doesnt condone such behavior. He however, says unless school heads report such behavior, the ministry cannot know what is happening in schools across the country.
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.
President Museveni, in this financial year, allocated 5 billion shillings to teachers inform of SACCO money to help them carry out personal development. Stephen Legesi, the National Treasurer UNATU, told the Education committee that currently the Union is carrying out consultations with Bushenyi Teachers SACCO and that of Masaka.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has ordered the Minister for Education Jessica Alupo to find a 20% salary increment for teachers in the next two weeks. The declaration comes as a surprise as less than a week ago, President Museveni insisted that he would not grant teachers the full 20% promised salary increment.
Following the NRMâ€™s Caucus resolution on Monday this week to increase teacherâ€™s salaries by 4% instead of the promised 20% increment by government in this Financial Year, MP Amuriat Oboi Patrick has described the suggestion as an insult.