UNATU and Government clash over school reopening strategies


The Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) has popped holes in government plans to reopen schools for only candidate classes.

This comes as government prepares for a phased reopening of schools that will see finalists in high institutions of learning and candidates to resume school to complete their studies.

UNATU Secretary-General Filbert Bates Baguma


The UNATU Secretary General Filbert Baguma says okaying only candidate classes without a clear plan for other classes is likely to cause havoc in the education system.

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He says government should come out clean and give a clear picture about the education in this country.


“You are still not solving the problem! There must be a program to indicate that yes, we are going to start with these and after this period we shall bring on these other classes so that those who are left at home also begin getting into the mood of going back to school.”

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“Otherwise if you simply talk about reopening of schools in a phased manner but for now candidate classes are reporting on this day, and you don’t mention about other classes, then you are causing tension. You are touchering them psychologically.”

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