The District Education Officer Barnabas Langoya says the request to the teachers follows concerns raised by parents, local leaders, and other stakeholders over the two weeks of industrial action that could ruin the pupils’ education and even disrupt the academic calendar.
The Lamwo District
education department has pleaded with striking teachers to administer Pre-Mock
examinations to primary seven candidates.
Education Officer Barnabas Langoya says the request to the teachers follows
concerns raised by parents, local leaders, and other stakeholders over the two weeks of industrial action that could ruin the pupils’ education and even
disrupt the academic calendar.
under their umbrella body, Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU) announced industrial action on June 15 over a proposed discriminatory salary enhancement
in favor of science teachers.
Langoya, the striking teachers should consider abandoning their industrial
action to allow the planned Pre-Mock examinations to go on
interrupted. Langoya says that since the Pre-Mock examinations are slated for
July 11-15th, they want teachers attached to report to their
respective schools only to administer the exams and return back to their
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The Uganda National
Teachers Union (UNATU) Chairperson for Lamwo Joseph Onama Kironde says they
have not yet received any formal request from the education department over
administering the Pre-Mock examinations and maintains they are still on strike.
Kironde, their opinion in regards to the nationwide teachers’ industrial action
still stands and all teachers are on directives to keep away from duty
until their pleas have been handled by the government.
On the Pre-Mock
examinations, Kironde says they can only permit the exercise to go on, upon a
formal consensus with the office of the district education department.
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some school teachers he declined to name for fear of being reprimanded, have
since heeded the plea and are preparing learners of candidate classes for
the Pre-Mock examinations.