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National: Teachers threaten to boycott teaching over lack of staff house

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Teachers at Paluga Primary school in Lamwo district have threatened to boycott teaching next year if the district does not construct for them staff houses.

Paluga primary school is currently grappling with inadequate staff housing forcing the majority of teachers to commute long distances from their homes.

This was revealed by a teacher who preferred to speak on condition of anonymity.

He said numerous calls by school authorities for parents to construct houses for teachers have not yielded any fruits.

Michael Otoo, the deputy headteacher of Paluga Primary school confirmed the challenge saying it has affected the performance of teachers.

Barnabas Langoya, the Lamwo district education officer also acknowledged the challenge saying it’s being experienced in many schools.

Paluga primary school is a government-aided primary school started over 40 years ago and has 18 teachers.

In 2018, the school scored no child in division one,  25 pupils in division 2 and 14 candidates in division 3 while the rest failed out of 47 candidates who sat for the Primary Leaving Exams.

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