There are 55 vacancies in National Teachers’ Colleges (NTCs) across the country, the ministry of education has announced.NTCs are training institutions for secondary school teachers. There are five NTCs in Uganda and these include Unyama (Gulu), Mubende, Kabale, Kaliro, and Muni in Arua.
By Innocent Anguyo
There are 55 vacancies in National Teachers’ Colleges (NTCs) across the country, the ministry of education has announced.
NTCs are training institutions for secondary school teachers. There are five NTCs in Uganda and these include Unyama (Gulu), Mubende, Kabale, Kaliro, and Muni in Arua.
Of the vacancies advertised by the ministry of education: 40 are for lecturers; five for accountants; five for librarians and five for nursing officers. All applicants are expected to be below the age of 50.
Applicants for the position of lecturer are expected to have a Bachelors Degree in Education. They are further required to be registered with the education ministry, on top of having at least two teaching subjects.
Physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, sports science, history, geography, religious studies, language, agriculture, Art/design, technological studies, business studies, education and development studies are the subjects seeking lecturers.
A Bachelors Degree in Library and Information Science or related field is a core requirement for position of librarian.
To be eligible for position of accountant, an applicant should hold an honours degree in commerce/finance (accounting option) or business administration (accounting or finance and accounting option or professional qualification in accounting.
To stand a chance of being shortlisted for the position of nursing officer, applicants “must be trained at the level of registered nursing from a recognized nursing training institution.” They are further expected to have been registered with and licensed by the nurses and midwives council.
The deadline for applying is May 23. Interested candidates can pick application forms from the education service commission, ministry of education.
The principals of the NTCs said even if the 55 positions are filled, there will still be shortage of staff. The principals said the shortage of staff affects the quality of both academic and non-academic service offered by their institutions.
Alfred Alija, the principal of Muni said they are operating at 60% staffing, instead of the required 100%.
“We only have 47 lecturers instead of 63. This forces us to employ part timers and paying them is hard,” remarked Alija.
Alija said the shortage of non-teaching staff such as librarians and nursing officers is even worse at Muni.
Benda Anguparu, a former student of Muni said her supervisor did not keep all his appointments during school practice because he had many students to oversee.
“That means, if you perform poorly during the supervisor’s first visit, you could end up with low marks because he may not turn up again,” Anguparu narrated.
55 jobs in National Teachers Colleges