By Emmanuel Omona Pa Okech
A research carried out in Zombo district to assess the status of education in Zombo district has also found out that Primary school teachers have abandoned schools to ride Motorcycles to earn a living.
Fredrick Joel Wajje, the lead researcher of the report dubbed Lost Opportunity, Gaps in the youth policy and programming in Uganda, says the findings follow studies which were carried in Zombo and Pader districts in August 2012.
Waijje said that the research was aimed at exploring the barriers that are hindering the youth from accessing the government’s jobs and the nongovernmental organizations in the mentioned districts.
He said that during the research, most of the respondents said that they were not contented with the government’s salary of 300,000 shillings per month.
Waijje also noted that some of the primary school teachers preferred to do petty businesses instead of teaching to earn a living adding that it may foil the education sector if not checked by the Ministry of Education and Sports.
Jimmy Lorwor, the Zombo Chief administrative officers confirmed the reports saying they were aware of the situation.