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UN chief calls for action in 5 areas to transform education

  Guterres stressed the need to protect the right to quality education for everyone United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for action in five areas to transform education. At the Transforming Education Summit, Guterres stressed the need to protect the right to quality education for …

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Staff shortage hits gov’t schools in Masaka city

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government schools in Masaka city are struggling with staff shortages, which is threatening consistency and the quality of learning. Gorreti Ndagire, the head teacher of Nyendo Public School, says that the school is understaffed by six teachers, despite the recently registered increase in the learners’ …

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Education minister appeals to teachers to return for third term

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | John Chrysostom Muyingo, the State Mnister for Higher Education has appealed to teachers to fast prepare and return for the third term that opens on the September 4. Muyingo was speaking during the official opening of the national training workshop for the executive members of the …

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Teachers in Mukono protest underpayment

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 200 secondary school science teachers in Mukono district are protesting the underpayment of their July salaries. According to the teachers, the money they recieved is below the newly approved salary structure following the enhancement of their pay. They claim that while uploading the payroll …

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Science teachers up in arms after many miss salary increase

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many teachers of science across the country have missed out on the recently approved salary enhancement that created waves of both anger and celebration in the education sector. This financial year, the government declared a 300 per cent salary rise for science teachers in …

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Public Service to streamline salaries of teachers by 2027

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teachers of arts subjects in secondary schools will earn the same salary as science teachers by 2027, the Ministry of Public service has said. Recently, Government announced that science teachers with degrees will start earning Shs4 million and diploma holders Shs3 million starting in July 2023 …

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Parliament adopts four resolutions on teachers’ pay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has approved a motion demanding a sustainable salary enhancement plan for all categories of public officers with clear budgetary indications and timelines for its implementation. The motion was presented to Parliament by the Chairperson of the Education Committee, John Twesigye Ntamuhiira, who had been …

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UNATU calls off teachers strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Teachers under Uganda National Teachers’ Union-UNATU have agreed to call off the teachers’ strike. The decision was taken on Monday evening after a meeting between UNATU leaders and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.  During the meeting, UNATU presented their case but …

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Striking teachers head for another meeting in State House

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to meet the leadership of the Uganda National Teacher’s Union-UNATU later today in an effort to end the nationwide teacher’s strike. The meeting follows the teacher’s rejection of a “new deal” proposed by the Ministry of Public Service. In …

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