Why Arts Lecturers in Kabale Boycotted World Lecturers’ Day Celebrations 

Arts academics in Kabale District determined to boycott the World Lecturers’ Day celebrations as a consequence of important wage disparities, significantly the 300 p.c improve in salaries for science academics, whereas arts academics have remained at their common pay.

This wage discrepancy has had a detrimental impression on the efficiency and morale of arts academics, making it difficult for them to satisfy the anticipated requirements. The Lecturers’ Day celebrations in Kabale have been held at Kirigime visitor home within the southern division of Kabale Municipality.

Amos Musiimenta, Chairman of the Uganda Nationwide Lecturers’ Union (UNATU) in Kabale District, expressed deep disappointment as solely 565 academics out of the anticipated 1041 attended the occasion. He urged arts academics to train endurance and emphasised the significance of awaiting a response from President Museveni concerning their issues.

Geoffrey Beinomugisha, UNATU Chairperson for Kabale Municipality, underscored the necessity for unity amongst all academics to strengthen the educating occupation. He referred to as upon the federal government to offer housing services for academics inside college premises and to promptly improve capitation grants to make sure the well timed execution of college actions.

Whereas the nationwide commemorative occasion for World Lecturers’ Day was held at Kololo Independence Grounds, that includes President Museveni because the visitor of honor alongside the Minister of Training, Janet Museveni, the absence of a major variety of academics from Kabale highlighted the persistent challenges confronted by arts academics within the district.

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