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Teachers boycott retreat

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th September 2008 03:00 AM

A Total of 240 teachers from Ssembabule, Rakai and Lyantonde districts, boycotted a two-week retreat.

By Dismus Buregyeya

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: “We expected to have 300 participants but only 60 turned up. The others must explain why they were absent. The retreat was compulsory.”

Lyantonde district education officer Tom Balojja said: “Under the initiative, teachers are equipped with new and modern methods of teaching sciences. It is unfortunate that some teachers did not turn up.”

The retreat at Bukulula Secondary School in Masaka almost flopped after the subscribing schools refused to contribute money, Ssemussu said.

“We 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?” he asked.

Teachers boycott retreat

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