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22 Bundibugyo teachers to lose jobs

By Vision Reporter

Added 14th April 2009 03:00 AM

A total of 22 teachers from Bundibugyo district who absconded from duty are to lose their jobs, the district education officer, Willy Nshabiirwe, has disclosed.

A total of 22 teachers from Bundibugyo district who absconded from duty are to lose their jobs, the district education officer, Willy Nshabiirwe, has disclosed.

By Hope Mafaranga

A total of 22 teachers from Bundibugyo district who absconded from duty are to lose their jobs, the district education officer, Willy Nshabiirwe, has disclosed.

He said the teachers’ names had been submitted to the Ministry of Public Service. Nshabiirwe was on Friday speaking to the media and complained that the teachers left their schools without permission from his office but continued to get their salaries.

He said the expelled teachers would be an example to other teachers. Nshabiirwe said 15 other teachers and head teachers would face the chief administrative officer, Elias Byamungu, for disciplinary action over leading a strike in 2007 that paralysed the education system.

Some of the 15 are also accused of insubordination, drinking too much, absenteeism and behaving in a manner contrary to the teachers’ code of conduct.

Byamungu attributed the teachers’ problems to politics. He said in November 2007, teachers refused to teach because of political issues.

That year, Byamungu said the district registered many failures as a result of the teachers’ refusal to teach. He advised civil servants to desist from politics if they wanted to retain their jobs.

He urged leaders from Bundibugyo district to focus on the two priority areas of education and health.

22 Bundibugyo teachers to lose jobs

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