Uganda’s striking teachers’ under their umbrella body, the Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) are set to meet with the country’s Minister of Education and sports today to try and resolve the ongoing standoff between the two sides.
Last Friday, Education minister Jessica Alupo revealed that the teachers’ body had formally sought a meeting with her ministry over the ongoing strike.
On September 16, teachers countrywide staged a strike as the third academic term was beginning. They are pushing for a 20% salary increment, but government says there is no money to meet their demands.
The meeting of the two sides comes days after the teachers’ body resolved to continue with the strike until the government comes up with a solution to the problem.
In a meeting they held last Thursday, the teachers also resolved to meet today to discuss the progress of the strike and find a way forward.
Parents and school going children will be hoping that today’s meetings bring forth some good news bearing in mind this is a promotional term.