Dr. Robert Ojambo, the spokesperson FASPU says that the National Executive Committee reviewed their decision and resolved not to strike and instead petition the Education Minister to start negotiations before next year in March.
for Academic Staff in Public Universities of Uganda (FASPU) has given the government up to March to fulfill its pledge of increasing their salary.
In 2013, the academic staff demanded an increase of their salary by 100
percent, and in 2015 President Yoweri Museveni met their leaders and promised to
increase the salaries of teaching staff in all public universities. The
development would see a professor earning 15 Million Shillings and a senior
lecturer 12.2 Million Shillings.
However, the government phased the implementation of the directive for five
In the 2020/2021 Financial
Year, the government released 50 Billion Shillings which was only meant for
professors and associate professors who were paid the 100 percent increment of
Shillings 15 million but for the lecturers` payment was not realized to date.
then, the academic staff have been on and off with their strikes and the last strike
was called off when the students reported from the first lockdown. When the students resumed on November 1, 2021, the lecturers continued to teach.
Dr. Robert Ojambo, the spokesperson for FASPU says that the National Executive Committee
reviewed their decision and resolved not to strike and instead petition the
Education Minister to start negotiations before next year in March.
Ojambo, the executive did not want to strike and disrupt students doing
examinations. He adds that they wait until March if the government has included
their money in the 2022/2023 financial year budget.
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Dr.Ojambo, they are not ready to see the government only prioritize salary
enhancement for the scientists.
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The Forum for Academic Staff in Public Universities (FASPU) that was formed in
2017 has had several negotiations with the government on behalf of the academic
staff in all the 10 public universities in line with the salary enhancement
issues which affect them collectively.