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Men Working As "Senior Women" Teachers In Buyende

At least thirty schools in Buyende district have no female teachers, a challenge that has forced Universal Primary Education head teachers to appoint male teachers to perform the work of Senior Women teachers.
At least thirty schools in Buyende district have no female teachers, a challenge that has forced Universal Primary Education head teachers to appoint male teachers to perform the duties of Senior Women teachers.

 

Speaking to journalists in his offices on Monday, the Buyende District Education officer, Dison Bwire said he was forced to instruct head teachers to appoint male teachers as Senior Women teachers to fill the gaps.

 

He however admits that it is difficult for a female pupil to approach a male teacher on a private issue, which he termed as tricky and risky.

 

In the process, he said, many girls abscond as they are scared of speaking out their mind on private matters like their menstrual cycles and other related problems.

 

He said the scarcity of female teachers is attributed to the ongoing restructuring of the department but prominently, the district is yet to get a Service Commission.

 

With only 139 female teachers compared to the 26,081 girl children, Bwire said female teachers need to apply immediately the the District Service Commission is established.

 

The LC5 Vice chairperson, Scholastika Magana Nadhomi said the district is set to liaise with head teachers to provide sanitary pads for free distribution to pupils.

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