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HOIMA TEACHERS CAUTIONED AGAINST MISCONDUCTS

By Flavia Ajok

HOIMA: Hoima city principal education officer Johnson Kusiima Baigana has cautioned the teachers agaisnt misconducts  if they are to produce good grades and justify their continued agaitation for salary increment.

Baingana made the statement during the celebrations to mark this year’s world teachers’ day at Hoima public school yesterday held under the theme ”Transformation of education begins with the teacher”.

Baigana observed the need for the teachers’ committment to their work since most schools in the country are still producing poor grades.

Kusiima added that since the teachers want government to increase their salaries, they should motivate it by producing good grades through avoiding acts that hinder them from perfoming their duties citing absenteeism, early departure from duty, gossiping among other miscondudcts.

Speaking during the same event, Badru Mugabi, the RCC Hoima revealed that government is passonate about the wellbeing of the teachers in the country evidenced by increasing the science teachers’ salaries and intends to increase the arts teachers’ salaries in a phased manner.

Mugabi added that government has put 7 billion shillings on the national teachers’ SACCO and that Hoima city has so far received 65 million shilings and more 65 million shilings is yet to be added to it.

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He therefore advised the teachers to use the money to set up side businesses in order to diversify their incomes.

Jane Asiimwe, a teacher at Duhaga boys school, requested the government to make the teachers day a public holiday to enable all the teachers freely celebrate it .

Asiimwe complained of big enrolments in class in most public schools which she blamed for the poor performance since the teachers cannot effectively control and manage the learners.

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