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NOT TRUE: UNATU Breaks Silence On Letters Urging Gov’t Teachers Not To Report To Schools For New Term

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There had been panic and anxiety among teachers, parents and students as a note bearing a photo of the Uganda National Teacher’s Union (UNATU) Secretary General and another letter bearing his signature encouraging teachers not to report to classes until government increases their wages which they have been demanding for the last 10 years now.

However, the Secretary General of the UNATU Filbert Baguma has rubbished the allegations that teachers are staging a protest ahead of the 2024 first term opening next Monday 5th February. Baguma says the teacher’s he leads under UNATU are not staging a protest for low pay and has encouraged the members to disregard the documents making rounds on social media.

Speaking to KFM today in the morning, Baguma said the documents making rounds on social media are fake and not from UNATU and people should disregard them.

“That document is not from us, it is just fake because if we are releasing a document we make it official. People can do anything with technology. Teachers should go back to class as we engage because we wrote to the Minister of Education and Sports and she gave feedback and assigned someone to arrange a meeting and that’s he level we are”-Baguma told KFM

Teachers under UNATU have had their pleas to president Museveni to have their salaries increased hit a dead end as most of their strikes end in tears when their leaders call of strikes after meeting president Museveni.

Hell broke loose when president Museveni ordered science teachers to be paid a whooping Shs4million in the last financial year as their arts colleagues continue earning less than UGX700,000 and they’re no signs that the Museveni government will soon consider increasing their pay. The last time they tried to engage him over the same, Museveni told them not to rush him.

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