Government of Uganda to Increase Teachers Pay

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Kampala-The Government of Uganda will in the next financial year increase the salary of primary school teachers.

This is contained in the2014/2015 budget proposal read by Minister of Finance, Dr Maria Kiwanuka on Thursday at the International Conference Center in Kampala.

Kiwanuka while reading the 2014/15 budget on Thursaday at Serena International Conference Centre said government had allocated Shs1, 699.4 billion to the education sector in the next financial year to enhance the quality of education.

“I have allocated Shs 450 billion to enhance the salary of all Public Servants. This includes provisions for the teachers’ pay increase in line with Government’s agreement with the Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU). The salary of the lowest paid Teacher will therefore increase by between 15% and 25%. Other Public Servants’ salaries will also be adjusted within the available resources”.   Kiwanuka said.

Also highlighted in the budget is a proposal that Government will institute tax inclusive budgeting for all goods and services procured by Government, including those of development partners supporting public programmes, with effect from Financial Year 2014/15.

The Government also proposed to allocate 68.7 billion for the implementation of the Skilling Uganda programme.  Under it Workshops will be constructed at technical schools at Kihanda in Kanugu;  Namasale in Amolator; Namisindwa in Manafwa, Bukoli in Bugiri, and St. Joseph Kyalubingo in Kamwenge.

The Government of Uganda will also operationalise and expand the Student Loan Scheme with emphasis on science and vocational training. The Loan Scheme will be rolled out starting with undergraduate students in both Public and Chartered Private Universities.

 

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