Minister's appeal to teachers nationwide as new term begins

Minister's appeal to teachers nationwide as new term begins
JC Muyingo, Minister of state for higher education
JC Muyingo, Minister of state for higher education

A sailor doesn’t abandon a ship in the deep waters

As the new and most important term begins, I appeal to all teachers in the country to report to their respective schools and teach.

We acknowledge the demand for a pay rise by the teachers and the commitment made by Government to that effect.

However, a sailor doesn’t abandon a ship in the deep waters. This is what the teachers will be doing when they abandon pupils, in form of a strike, during this critical promotional term.

The negotiations for a pay rise are continuing at all levels of Government. A ministerial committee (MOF, MOES and MOPS) was instituted to handle this issue and before long some good news will come out. It’s a matter of time.

We therefore appeal to the teachers to be patience for a little while and be of good cheers as this matter is being handled.

There has been a lot of despondence being preached and government being painted in bad light as insensitive. This will not be helpful in this delicate matter.

Let’s have the country and the innocent students at heart as we solve this matter.

HON. DR JC MUYINGO (MP)
MINISTER OF STATE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

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