Pay off the teachers, government directs schools

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The Ministry of Education and sports has ordered all school directors and heads of education institutions to pay teacher and staff their full salaries despite the effects of COVID 19.

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This comes after when some of the teachers and staffs from institutions have been served with letters suspending them from the places of work and others having cuts on their pay cheques.

In a signed letter from the permanent secretary from the ministry, directs all heads of institutions to pay off their staffs and not suspend them as per the employment act from the constitution of Uganda.

“As you are aware, the Government is paying teachers and other public services workers their full salaries during the lockdown period. Ministry of Education and Sports Guidelines for Staff Employment in Private Schools and Institutions, Guideline No. 5(9), provides that school management shall pay the fulltime staff during both school term and school holidays,” the ministries letter to private institutions reads in part.

The ministry has also said that they are working on measures to be followed by schools and institutions as finalists and candidates prepare to return to school on June 4.

Uganda Christian University and the Islamic University in Uganda have been some of the institutions that had served their staff with ultimate letters of suspension.

Schools and institutions closed after the presidential directive as one of the measures to curb the fast moving spread of the corona virus, and they have been closed for almost two months.

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