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Koboko secondary school teachers protest missing salaries

Koboko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of secondary school teachers in Koboko is up in arms against the district authorities for non payment of their salaries for varying months. The affected teachers told Uganda Radio Network that some of them have gone without pay for more than three months, …

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UK teachers, nurses to strike further over pay disputes

London, UK | Xinhua | Further strikes were announced by teachers and nurses in the United Kingdom (UK) on Monday, amid the continued cost-of-living crisis and lengthy disputes over pay. If progress is not made in negotiations by the end of January, February will see the most widespread strike so far …

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Teachers in Gulu query inconsistent salary payments

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of secondary school teachers in Gulu district have raised concerns over the inconsistent payment of their salaries this financial year 2022/23. The teachers say since August last year, they have been missing their salaries without getting clear information despite being on the government …

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Money lenders target science teachers after salary enhancement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Like vultures that wait patiently until the moment when their prey can no longer move or resist, Uganda-based money lenders are now ready to harvest the science teachers’ enhanced salaries that have been in the policy and bureaucratic pipeline for several years. Like the huge, …

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Teachers in Amolatar district protest over unpaid salaries

Amolatar, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several teachers in government-aided schools in Amolatar district are protesting the nonpayment of their salaries. Over 100 teachers scattered in 11 schools in the district have gone without pay since September. Some of the affected teachers joined the District Local Government recently, and have not …

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Classrooms turned into housing units for teachers in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moroto district is experiencing acute shortage of teacher accommodation facilities, forcing schools to convert some classrooms into housing units for staff. When our reporter visited both primary and secondary schools, the situation was so bad because most of the classrooms converted are either dilapidated or have …

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Union leaders, educationists call for unity among teachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Teachers Union-UNATU has called for unity among teachers if they are to transform the education sector. Filbert Baguma, the UNATU Secretary General says that currently, teachers are divided, blaming it on the government. According to Baguma, UNATU does not want to see teachers …

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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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