Wednesday April 16 2014

KCCA transfers teachers to eliminate ‘ghosts’

By Farahani Mukisa

Kampala Capital City Authority will transfer up to 60 head teachers and 3,000 teachers in an ongoing exercise that officials say seeks to weed out non-existent employees.

“There are 3,550 teachers serving in Kampala,” the KCCA human resources director, Ms Jennifer Kaggwa said, adding that many who were previously assigned by the central government to the capital are still on the payroll.
Spokesman Peter Kaujju, said the transfers will also streamline the staffing and recruitment process, re-validating teachers’ payroll and setting uniform standards in all KCCA primary schools.
“We are doing this to ensure we offer the best services to the public,” Mr Kaujju said.

KCCA runs 81 primary schools in Kampala, but most of these once academic giants continue to register declining academic performances, among others, due to inadequate staffing and structural problems in the education sector.
Early this week, teachers from Kampala had threatened to storm City Hall to demand their delayed salary arrears.
However, authorities held an impromptu meeting and promised to pay up the arrears by the end of this week.