June 18, 2024

Apac secondary school teachers lay down tools

Apac SS Administration Block

By Voice of Lango editorial (editor@vol.co.ug) 


A section of secondary school teachers in Apac district have laid down their tools in protest over delays in payment of their salaries.

The teachers are demanding their salaries for November and December 2022.

Last week the teachers gave Apac district leaders till 13th- March-2023 to act on their demand.

Elvis Owira the spokesperson, Apac secondary school teachers’ association confirmed the teachers’ strike

Edward Ogwang the chairperson, Apac head teachers’ association chairperson who doubles as the head teacher of Chegere SS expressed disappointment with failure by Apac district to pay the teachers’ salaries

When we sought his comments yesterday afternoon, Geoffrey Okaka the Chief Administrative Officer of Apac asked our reporter to call him back in the evening, but again he did not answer our calls later on.

Patrick Ocen the Senior Education Officer of Apac said they are doing all it takes to clear the teachers’ pending salaries.