A section of private schools owners and teachers have petitioned the Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Mathais Mpuuga, to add a voice to their demand for the Shs 20bn promised to them by the government during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The secretary general of the National Private School Teachers Association, Hajji Faisal Ssenono Zaake, told Mpuuga who currently on oversight tour to Mpigi district that 3 years since President Museveni made the pledge, the funds are yet to be released.
M7 announced a revolving fund worth Shs 20 billion to support private teachers whose livelihoods were affected by the nationwide Covid19 lockdown in March 2020.
Kicking off his tour at Wamatovu SEED Muslim SS in Kiringente Sub County, Mpuuga expressed concern over the school’s poor staffing levels.
The school has 1,209 students with 60 teachers and 20 non-teaching staff of whom only 20 teachers and 3 non-teaching staff are on the government payroll.