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UNATU founder rallies teachers not to give in

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teopista Birungi Mayanja, an advocate for education and founder of the Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU), has urged the current union leadership to persist in their fight for teacher’s salary increase. UNATU affiliated teachers announced an indefinite strike a fortnight ago in protest of the …

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Educationists poke holes in radical overhaul of teacher education

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Educationists and retired academicians have poked holes in the radical overhaul of teacher education in Uganda, as the government moves to implement the 2019 National Teacher Policy. They say that although the new policy has a lot of good notions that might uplift the quality …

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12-year-old boy starts own school; is teacher and head master

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At just 12-years-old, Leonardo Nicanor Quinteros is still in secondary school, but he already runs his own free private school to help other children, and even some adults, with their studies in in the Argentinian town of Las Piedritas, near San Juan. He started it …

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California teacher caught on camera in brawl with student

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | A California high school teacher is facing charges for punching a pupil who had hurled racial slurs at him, in an incident that many students and staff say was justified. Music teacher Marston Riley, 64, is seen in video footage confronting a 14-year-old …

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