Addressing a news conference today in Kampala proprietors of schools and teachers under their umbrella body, private schools and institutions of Uganda led by their national chairperson, Joseph Kigundu reveal that since the closure of learning institution by the president in March, most teachers have lost their patience and resorted to doing petty jobs in the villages.
Kigundu adds that most of the teachers have now dropped the profession for other businesses with many threatening not to return to class and to the proprietors the sector is likely to welcome back low quality teachers with stressed learners.
Teachers further decry the prolonged lockdown which they say has impacted negatively on their incomes with no signs of the government promised stimulus package promised to them by president.
Henry Sekansi states that the continued closure of schools across the country has seen over 200 schools put on sale by proprietors and a good number of learners resorting to selling goods on the streets and villages.
However, teachers and school owners still remind the government to consider freezing the bank debts, and provide clear information on where the presidential promise stimulus fund is and how to access it by private teachers.