By Jane Nambi
Teachers have threatened to boycott marking of the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) examinations a few days after calling off their strike over salary increment.
Through the Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU), teachers have said they will resume their strike on 10th November if nothing comes out of the committee which the government set up last week to deal with the salary increment. The inter-ministerial committee is expected to start its meetings tomorrow.
UNATU general secretary, James Tweheyo requested that teachers should be patient with the committee to discuss the options that were tabled before the government. “Even those who are angry will understand why some things have to be done the way they are. The government will have had all its time to think through their positions. We do not want anybody to think that we have been inconsiderate,” he said.
“Pupils will have completed Primary Leaving Examinations. We are the ones who mark. I want to assure you that PLE will not be marked if this is not worked on. The government should not take chances,” Mr Tweheyo added. He said they had given the government 28 days to reach an agreement.