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KUPPET wants the Ministry of Education to clean up the school opening controversy

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The Secretary General of the National Association of Secondary School and College Teachers (KUPPET), Akello Misori, has called on the Ministry of Education to immediately publish the dates for the opening of the new term.

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In a statement to the newsroom, Misori called on the ministry to address the current crisis over the return of studies on May 10 to primary and secondary schools.

He also called on the Ministry of Education to urgently address the financial crisis in schools, ahead of the opening date of the new semester to avoid possible disruption of activities in many schools.

He said that head teachers cannot meet some of the needs of staff, service providers and also suppliers.

In addition, Misori urged the government to address the problem of teacher shortages, saying that the policy of ensuring 100% of students enroll in secondary schools as well as the establishment of new classrooms has resulted in the nation having a shortage of 97,000 teachers.

He said the shortage would be even worse, with 25,000 teachers expected to retire on June 30.

He called on the country’s teacher recruitment commission (TSC) to provide permanent contracts for teachers currently serving on apprenticeship terms, as well as to hire at least 50,000 new teachers, in the coming period of government spending to meet new curriculum requirements. of CBC.

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