First Lady reassures Teachers of Sh 20B

First Lady reassures Teachers of Sh 20b

Following the closure of schools due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in March last year, President Yoweri Museveni promised to give sh20b to teachers in private schools who were affected by the lockdown.

Following the closure of schools due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in March last year, President Yoweri Museveni promised to give sh20b to teachers in private schools who were affected by the lockdown.

While attending a retreat in Kyekwazi over the weekend, Mrs Janet Museveni said the delay to release the money was caused by the absence of a national SACCO for the teachers in private schools, where the money would have been channelled but this has been sorted by the Ministry of Education.

‘Of all the agencies available right now that deal with money, we tried to find out whether those ones would be useful in this respect but we found that they couldn’t.

So, that’s why the Ministry of Education decided to start from scratch but working with the private teachers to put together a system that will enable this money to get to the teachers but I think we are coming to the end of this process and surely this money will reach to the teachers themselves,’ she said.

The First Lady also dispelled reports indicating that Makerere University will phase out undergraduate courses noting that the management is planning to reduce the number of undergraduate students.

She said the university is planning is to have an enrollment ratio of 15,000 undergraduate students and 10,000 postgraduate students at any given time between 2020 and 2030.