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President Museveni Reassures Teachers on Salary Enhancement


President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has reassured science teachers of Government’s commitment to enhance their salaries and also assured Arts teachers of being covered in the near future.

Using a Runyakitara proverb, he said “a pumpkin plant that will solve the hunger problem in a family starts by flowering and putting on small young ones.”

The President made the remarks on Saturday at the closing ceremony of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association of Secondary School HeadTeachers of Uganda (ASSHU) at Ntare School in Mbarara City.

In his address to the assembly, President Museveni challenged the teachers to be at the helm of transforming society using ‘transformative leadership with vision’ which is a holistic approach to promoting education standards in the country.

The President contributed Five Hundred Million Shillings (500m/=) towards the construction of the ASSHU Resource Centre to be constructed on Bombo Road in Kampala City. He also contributed Shs200 million to the Teachers SACCO.

The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports (MoES), Hon. Janet Museveni noted that, the Ministry of Education is going through one of the most challenging times in the management of schools in the country following the ruins of Covid-19 before launching curriculum books in Kiswahili language, Physics books for Senior One and Art and Design syllabus.

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