Premier Cautions Teachers Against Illegal Charges in Gov’t-Aided Schools

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The Prime Minister of Uganda, Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, has warned secondary school teachers against illegal charges in government-aided schools in the country.

This follows a directive from President Museveni indicating that no illegal charges be entertained in all government-aided schools in the country.

Nabbanja said this while addressing over 370 secondary school teachers from Eastern Uganda who were undergoing leadership training in mindset and patriotism at the National Leadership Institute (NALI) in Kyankwanzi.

“It is a government policy to allow the less privileged children of the country to attain education at both the primary and secondary levels, and the government will not tolerate any charges levied on them,” Nabbanja said.

However, she noted that it is within the policies of Universal Education that a parent provides food for their children, but in case the school and guardian have a certain arrangement, they should make sure it does not affect the child.

She asked teachers to point out schools that do not have enough staff so that the government can deploy more people in government schools.

“We want you to tell us that school X does not have a physics teacher, and as a government, we will deploy them,” Nabbanja added.

Nabbanja also encouraged the teachers to also start up income-generating projects as a side income in agriculture so that they do not only rely on salary, which resorts to charging parents extra.

President Museveni has on a number of occasions emphasised the government’s commitment to socio-economic transformation by providing free education in government primary, secondary, and tertiary institutions.

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