Mbarara district private teachers struggle to repay bank loans

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MBARARA– Teachers attached to private schools in Mbarara district are struggling to repay bank loans that they acquired before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the president ordered the closure of schools on 18th March 2020 as a measure to fight the spread of the COVID-19, some teachers in private schools have not gone back to work.

Moses Buregyeya, the Secretary-General of the Mbarara City Private Teachers Association says majority of the private teachers who had acquired soft loans to engage in small businesses to supplement their salaries have failed to repay.

The government is currently reopening educational institutions Starting with Health schools that opened gates for final year learners on Friday 13th August 2021.