Teachers urge caution in face of contentious salary increment

The Minister of State for Higher Education, Mr John Chrysostom Muyingo, interacts with head teachers. Some members of the teaching fraternity have urged fellow teachers to unite and work together for the betterment of their profession. PHOTO | FILE

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  • Last Tuesday, Uganda celebrated World Teachers’ Day, a day set aside to appreciate the services of teachers and their contributions to the world. Teachers are globally acknowledged for their role and in the development of students and society at large. Although the President said he would prioritise teachers of sciences over their arts counterparts, some in the fraternity have urged caution and unity which they believe will help them all achieve what they need.  

While delivering his address at the national celebration of World Teachers’ Day at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds in Kampala, President Museveni revealed that the government will prioritise higher remuneration for science teachers whom the President qualified as those teaching Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and ICT at the level of secondary school and above.

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