Plight of Ugandan Techers while marking International Teachers Day

HICGI News Agency

By HICGI News Agency 05th Oct 2021

Today, Uganda is joining the rest of the world to mark International Teachers Day 2021. Private school teachers are surviving on handouts from sympathetic parents as school proprietors are unable to pay them because of the lockdown. Private schools are majorly dependent on tuition paid by learners to finance their operations. The abrupt closure of the schools in March impacted greatly on the finances of private schools. Godlove Baguma, a teacher in one of the city schools told URN that he was waiting for his salary for March when schools closed. According to Baguma, he hasn’t received his salary to date.

He explains that the school proprietor was expecting to get money from parents on the visitation day the following week. The father of two says that he has been struggling to provide for his family to the extent of calling some parents…

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