“Sacking Teachers More Expensive Than Raising Their salaries” sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 200%;”>In an exclusive interview with Chimpreports on Friday in Kampala, this web Mutyaba said the government’s decision would be too costly to implement considering that it requires heavy financial investment in recruiting new teachers to all public schools across the country.

“It takes three months for the district commissioner to recruit 80 teachers and this entails paying the commissioners money for advertising, short listing and conducting interviews so as to get best teachers,” Mutyaba explained.

“How long will it take government to get new teachers for the whole country yet it insists that the UNEB program for exams will not change? Pupils have only 4 weeks to sit their final exams; government should rather admit to the teachers’ plight than thinking of sacking them.”

Mutyaba said the situation of teachers is surely alarming where they are only entitled to just a basic salary of Ush 310,000 without any other allowance which renders their standards of living very poor.

Mutyaba said the government should also consider giving allowances to teachers such as medical, house, transport and food allowances so as to better their lives.


P.7 candidates in their classrooms waiting for striking teachers

He has also revealed that government for a long period of time has been under paying teachers deliberately.

“We are entitled to a payment increase depending on the number of years one has served as a civil servant but this has been not so where government has been exploiting the teachers’ ignorance.”

Mutyaba pleaded to government to look into the teachers’ issues and withdraw their statements of intimidating and sacking them.

Government insists it does not have money to raise teachers’ salaries and that they must return to work unconditionally.

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