Rukiga County MP asks gov’t to speed up negotiations with striking teachers


NEWS- The Rukiga County Member of the Parliament Hon Ndyomugyenyi Roland Bish has called for a quick negotiation between the government and the striking arts Teachers in Uganda to smoothen the Education of Ugandan learners.

It’s almost three weeks since the arts teachers and their UNATU fellows went on strike over what they termed as discriminatory salary enhancement.

Legislator’s call comes at the time when the government has promised to meet UNATU leadership over the ongoing teachers industrial action.

According to Ndyomugyenyi, government aided schools have not been working since 15th June 2022, leaving a number of learners with no option but to go home.

The legislator wonders how such learners from who are at their homes will compete with those in private schools who are seriously in classes now.

Using a slogan which states that “if two elephants are fighting grasses are the ones which suffer”, Hon Bish said that the fight between the government and the teachers has greatly affected school going Children most especially those in their last touches to sit for their final exam.

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Meanwhile the Rukiga District education Officer Ms. Vastina Beyendera has requested teachers who are on strike to mind about the performance of the learners and come back as government negotiates with their leaders to have the situation brought back to normality.

Beyendera said that the education department was greatly affected by the Covid-19, where learners spent 2 years at home stressing that it’s sad that now they had started catching up and teachers decided to go on strike.

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