Teachers cautioned against multiple borrowing
The Kabale District Education Officer,Moses Bwengye has cautioned
teachers against multiple borrowing of loans from financial
institutions and money lenders which he said affects the quality of
education offered to students and pupils.
Bwengye made the call yesterday while speaking during scientific
World Teachers’ Day celebrations for Kabale district under
the Uganda National Teachers Union – Kabale
held at Kamuganguzi Janan Luwum Memorial Senior Secondary School in
Kabale district while the national celebrations were held at Shimon Core
Primary Teachers College in Wakiso.
The world day was celebrated under the theme of ” Teachers: Leading in
Crisis, Reimagining the Future”.
Bwengye said that there is much
pressure and stress among a section of teachers due to multiple
borrowing of loans from money lenders and this caused most of them to
abscond from duty due to fear of being arrested by money lenders when
schools were still operating.
The Chairperson of Uganda National Teachers Union, Kabale Branch
Alfred Katurebe, said that his office receives more than ten
complaints of teachers who have borrowed money from more than one
financial institution which causes discomfort among teachers while
executing their class duties.
Speaking as the guest of honor during the function, the Minister of
State for Planning David Bahati who was represented by the Kabale
District NRM secretary general, Peace Kakira, encouraged teachers to
embrace hard work, resilience, work devotedly and uphold professional
ethics, if the academic performance of learners is to be improved.
She also encouraged teachers to be passionate about their work since
it is the best way to help students understand what they are taught.