The min of education, Mr. C J Kiwanuka met representatives of the Uganda Vernacular Primary and junior school teachers’ union to hear their further representations on the recommendations contained in the Lawrence report on Teachers’ salaries.
He told Unions representatives that he had noted the Union’s dissatisfactions over teachers’ salaries but he was not able to make further improvements in view of the present difficult financial situation with which Uganda faced
The minister pointed out that the Union’s suggestion, not in the Lawrence report, for the payment of the family allowances to teachers of £7 - £9 per month would cost the country more than £500,000 a year which Uganda, with a budget deficit of £2,000,000 already could not afford.
Regarding pensions, the minister said he was urgently considering possible ways of improving the position of older teachers. He explained that the question of widows and orphans pensions, which was separate issue, was also under investigation.
Did you know?
In 1962, the chief justice of Uganda was Sir Udo Egbert Udoma. Sir Udo Udoma (June 21, 1917-1998) was born in the Ibibio area of Akwa Ibom State. He was an eminent lawyer and justice of the Nigerian Supreme Court. He was Chief Justice of Uganda from 1962-1969.
Today in History; October 19, 1961