A Total of 240 teachers from Ssembabule, Rakai and Lyantonde districts, boycotted a two-week retreat.
The retreat, organised by Secondary School Sciences and Mathematics Teachers Project, was aimed at improving the teaching of sciences and mathematics.
Project chairperson David Ssemussu said: â€œWe expected to have 300 participants but only 60 turned up. The others must explain why they were absent. The retreat was compulsory.â€
Lyantonde district education officer Tom Balojja said: â€œUnder the initiative, teachers are equipped with new and modern methods of teaching sciences. It is unfortunate that some teachers did not turn up.â€
The retreat at Bukulula Secondary School in Masaka almost flopped after the subscribing schools refused to contribute money, Ssemussu said.
â€œWe had to borrow sh10m to finance the retreat, yet the schools get funding from the Government for this event. Where did the headmasters put the money?â€ he asked.
Teachers boycott retreat