Government has released a bombshell on striking teachers, asking them to return to class or resign from their work.

Teachers under their umbrella, the Uganda National Teachers Union earlier this month announced a sit down strike over  what they described as  discriminatory, the proposed  salary enhancement for their science colleagues.

Efforts by government to woo the teachers back to class have proved futile.

However, in a letter to the UNATU General Secretary, the Ministry of Public Service Permanent Secretary, Catherine Birakwate has said that whereas government is committed to ensuring salary enhancement for all teachers, irrespective of the disciplines, this cant be met currently because of the scarce resources.

She however insisted that government can at this time only meet the increased salary demands for only science teachers as their arts colleagues wait a little longer. END


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