UNATU wants gov’t to recruit more teachers as Schools are set to reopen


NEWS– The Mbarara city UNATU chairperson Ben Patrick Twahiirwa has appealed to the government to work on the issue of recruiting more teachers as schools plan to re-open.

Twahiirwa notes that some teachers are likely to abandon the profession due to other income generating activities they joined during this period of pandemic hence leaving gaps in the sector.

Attributing all this to the prolonged closure of schools in a move to combat COVID-19, Twahiirwa says teachers are seemingly fed up with lack of enough income, noting that it’s high time the government re-thought of filling the gaps that could be brought about by lockdown like death, Retirement, leaving professionals among others.

Government closed down schools in June after it emerged that some learners were being held sick at Schools and the scourge was alarming in the country.

The President however in his latest address noted that Schools would reopen starting with tertiary institutions in November and other levels to reopen in January 2022.