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Private School teachers ask for Covid cash

By Melanie Aanyu,

Private school teachers have asked the Ministry of Education and Sports to expedite the process of releasing Shs20b that President Museveni pledged to them.

The general secretary of the Uganda Private Teachers’ Union, Mr Juma Mwanula, said most teachers are languishing in poverty and struggling to survive amid high commodity prices.

He noted that at a time when teachers were organising themselves to receive the money, the Ministry of Education allegedly created an alternative group to manage the process which caused rivalry between the earlier group and the new formation.

Mr Mwanula said government should be committed to helping private school teachers since they also participate in providing quality education in the country.

The Education ministry spokesperson, Dr Dennis K Mugimba, attributed the delays to the teachers disapproval of the group that had earlier on been nominated to manage the fund.