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Catholic Church bows down and sends its teachers on unpaid leave

KAMPALA- The Uganda Episcopal Conference, the Organisation mandated to run the affairs of the Catholic Church in Uganda has directed the all Dioceses in the country to temporarily suspend payment of its staff in the Catholic founded private schools.

According to a letter dated July 13th 2020, signed by National Executive Secretary for Education Rev Fr Ronald Okello, and addressed to all Diocesan Education Secretaries, they were asked to stop the payment of the teachers.

“As we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting our country and the world over, and more especially the education sector, we kindly advise you to temporarily suspend payments of your staff in our private schools” The letter signed by Fr Okello reads.

The National Executive Secretary for Education at the Uganda Episcopal Conference however asked the Diocesan Secretaries to notify the teachers and mutually agree with them on unpaid leave especially those who are on active contracts.

Fr Okello further advised that the Diocesan Secretaries should notify NSSF and URA about the measure that has been undertaken to avoid penalties arising from the statutory deductions since no one is sure of when the schools will be reopened.


Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.


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