Teachers earn Ugx. 2000 per lesson

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KAARO KARUNGI | NEWS – Several private schools in Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso districts have revised the payment mode for their teachers, as they struggle to keep afloat after the COVID-19 uncertainty.

Teachers who sought anonymity told URN that the schools are paying them as low as 2,000 Shillings for a 40-minute lesson. Such payments were initially designed by schools to accommodate part-time teachers, however, at a higher rate.

One of them said that payments are now released on a weekly basis after computation of the number of lessons taught.

For instance, if a teacher taught four lessons each day, he is paid a sum of 40,000 Shillings at the end of the week, which would also translate into 160,000 Shillings at the end of the month.

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