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UNATU calls for extension of primary school cycle to eight years

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Teachers Union-UNATU has recommended an extension of the primary school cycle by one year and cutting the time spent in the lower secondary from four to three years. This is part of UNATU’s memorandum to the Education Policy Review Commission, which is …

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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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Court dismisses application to block UNATU elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has dismissed with costs an application in which the former chairperson of Uganda National Teachers Union-UNATU Kayunga branch, Andrew Kwete wanted to block elections of new leaders in the district. Justice Musa Ssekaana dismissed the case on the basis that Kwete …

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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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UNATU to consult members on fresh deal tabled by Govt

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Teachers Union-UNATU has started consulting members and other stakeholders in light of a fresh deal tabled by the government intended to end the ongoing teachers’ strike. For two weeks, teachers refused to go back to classrooms in favor of raising their pay …

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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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Katikkiro Mayiga cautions gov’t on teachers’ strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Katikkiro Peter Mayiga has appealed to government to give equitable pay to both Arts and Science teachers in order to solve the current strike in schools. While addressing the Buganda Lukiiko on Monday, Mayiga said that Arts teachers are equally important to the nation …

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