Arua has 900 Unqualified and Unlicensed Teachers

1021 Views Arua, Uganda
A recent validation exercise by the Ministry of Education in Arua District has unearthed over 900 teachers who are either untrained or who have forged academic documents. The District Vice Chairman, Kamilo Sabo disclosed this during the celebrations to mark International Teachers' Day. He said the exercise, which was carried out in July, found out that 90 teachers have forged academic documents while 800 others do not qualify to be teachers. Sabo disclosed that the study found that 35 untrained teachers still exist on the payroll, blocking access to the payroll by some 400 new teachers recruited last year. 56 other teachers dodged the validation exercise, raising fears that they could also be fakes. Sabo said the presence of untrained and fake teachers ruins the potential of other qualified teachers who are denied benefits such as being on the national payroll. //Cue in i811 teachers #i Cue out: i# must be there.i//


About the author

David Rupiny
In his own words, David Rupiny says, "I am literally a self-trained journalist with over 12 years of experience. Add the formative, student days then I can trace my journalism roots to 1988 when as a fresher in Ordinary Level I used to report for The Giraffe News at St Aloysius College Nyapea in northern Uganda.

In addition to URN for which I have worked for five years now, I have had stints at Radio Paidha, Radio Pacis, Nile FM and KFM. I have also contributed stories for The Crusader, The New Vision and The Monitor. I have also been a contributor for international news organisations like the BBC and Institute for War and Peace Reporting. I am also a local stringer for Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

I am also a media entrepreneur. I founded The West Niler newspaper and now runs Rainbow Media Corporation (Rainbow Radio 88.2 FM in Nebbi). My areas of interest are conflict and peacebuilding, business, climate change, health and children and young people, among others."