After it successfully managed to pressurize President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni and his government to increase salaries for all secondary school science teachers on payroll, the Uganda Professional Science Teachers' Union (Upstu) is now plotting to convince private schools to pay each of their graduate science teachers Shs4m every month.
Parliament of Uganda has summoned Janet Kataaha Kainembabazi Museveni, the Minister of Education and Sports, as well as Wilson Muruli Mukasa, the Minister of Public Service, over the issue of salaries for secondary school arts teachers as well as head teachers and deputy head teachers.
Head teachers and deputy head teachers of Ugandan secondary schools have petitioned first lady and education minister Janet Kataaha Kainembabazi Museveni to ensure that their salaries are increased or they will resign their jobs.
Leaked pay slips for thousands of Ugandan teachers on payroll have revealed significant deductions from the Shs4m graduate science teachers expected to earn every month.
Parliament of Uganda has been told that there is an alleged plan by disappointed primary school teachers and their secondary school counterparts who teach arts subjects to decline to take part in the marking of this year's national examinations: Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE), Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE).
President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni's government, particularly the ministries of Education, Public Service and Finance, are in panic after reports that several head teachers and deputy head teachers, including recently recruited ones, have asked to be demoted or be allowed to resign in protest of the new salary structure that they consider discriminatory.
As government continues to struggle to deal with disparities brought about by a recent decision to increase salaries of secondary school teachers, a top Ministry of Public Service official has said the salaries of arts teachers will be raised a few years before 2026.
First lady Janet Kataaha Museveni's Ministry of Education and Sports has threatened to punish all headteachers and principals who fail to stop artists from performing in schools.
All secondary school headteachers and deputy headteachers will begin earning an annual allowance of nearly Shs4m, the Ministry of Public Service has announced.
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