NEWS- Head teachers of government aided schools in Rukiga district have called upon legislators to advocate for more teachers to fill the missing gaps in schools.
The cry was sounded by the head teacher of Kamwezi High school Batabaara Frank in a meeting between teachers and the Rukiga county Member of the parliament Hon Ndyomugyenyi Roland Bish in the school administration boardroom.
Batabaara citing an example of his School with an enrollment of over 600 students with only 14 teachers of the would be 36 stressing that they are forced to hire outsiders to come to their help something that is a burden to parents.
He further showed worry on how they are going brace for hard times after the government-aided schools under the Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE) programme are set to receive just 50% of the capitation grant for third term.
The headteacher says that the government would have sought of having this fund increased rather than slashing it as one of the ways of improving service delivery in the education sector.
They say that in the past years, teachers and other professionals from different sectors have been seeing their salaries increased but no one thinks about theirs.
In response, Hon Ndyomugyenyi assured the staff that they are very well aware of all these issues raised and that as Parliamentarians, they will continue negotiating with the government in understanding cris of its people.
The legislator also encouraged both science and Arts teachers to remain calm and committed as they work on their salary issues, something that has brought divisionism in the entire Education sector.
Hon Ndyomugyenyi thereafter joined candidates who had their farewell party and encouraged them to ensure that the remaining days are very well utilized for better results at the end.
Kamwezi High is a government-aided Secondary School which started way back in 1989 in Kamwezi sub county, Rukiga district and has 27 teaching and Non-teaching staff as well as 16 group employees.