Kazo: Teachers asked to be patient for salary increment.
The State minister for Education and Sports Hon Peter Ogwang has asked the teachers to be patient and work hard so that the government can increase their salary.
Ogwang made the remarks while officiating the commemoration of World Teachers Day in Kazo district held at Compassion Hall in Kazo Town council.
Ogwang’s remarks followed the request by Mugabe Medard, the secretary of Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) Kazo district branch, who while representing the UNATU chairman informed the minister that they also want their salary increased just like science teachers.
Hon. Dan Kimosho, the Member of Parliament representing Kazo constituency appreciated Hon Ogwang for honouring his invitation and accepting to be the guest of honour for this ceremony.
Kimosho appreciated the teachers and identified them as heroes of this country and made a contribution of UGX 2m towards the teachers’ SACCO.
Ogwang also announced a UGX 10m contribution from Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Anita Among and his own contribution of UGX 5m towards the Teachers’ SACCO in Kazo district.
Rev Samuel Mugisha Katugunda, the chairman LC IV Kazo district condemned the act of school head teachers who deny learners in government schools a chance to study and even send them back home for school fees.
Katugunda also contributed UGX 200,000 towards the Teachers’ SACCO in Kazo district.
Agume Robert, the Kazo District Education Officer (DEO) also noted that they are hopeful that the minister will table the issues of teachers’ salary increment.
Mugabe revealed that despite the minister’s reaction, they have hopes that their issue of salary increment which they presented will be put under positive consideration.
In 1994, at an intergovernmental conference convened by UNESCO in Paris, the status of teachers was recognized in cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Post the adoption the recommendation of UNESCO/ILO October 5th was declared to be World Teachers’ Day.
The theme for World Teachers’ Day 2022 is “The transformation of education begins with teachers”.
It is a day to celebrate the transformative and critical role that teachers play in growing learners’ potential.