Most schools in Kabale district remained closed on Thursday September 26, a day after the nationwide teacher’s strike was suspended by Uganda National Teacher’s Union-UNATU.
On Wednesday September 25, UNATU suspended the teacher’s strike for 28 working days to allow for negotiations with government over a pay rise for teachers.
James Tweheyo, the UNATU secretary general said they had suspended the strike as a result of a request from government for more time to address the teacher’s concerns.
Despite the suspension of the strike, several schools in Kabale remained closed.
Some of the schools that remained closed include Kabale Primary school, Kijuguta Primary school, Junction Primary school, Butobere Primary school, Kijuguta Primary school, Rutooma Primary school, Kikunguri Primary school and Muyumbu Primary school amongst others
A few pupils who turned up for studies at Kabale primary school returned home after they saw no sign of learning.
Zadoka Tumuhimbise, the UNATU chairperson Kabale branch said that most of the teachers failed to show up for work because the strike was suspended late.
He explains that most of the teachers had traveled to their ancestral homes and couldn’t get back in time to resume work.