More teachers continue seeking early retirement in Kasese


Kasese District Local Government is likely to face an acute scarcity of primary school teachers following a demand for an early retirement from those who have been employed by government.

Mr. Samson Bihanikire, the Kasese District Principal Human Resource Officer reveals that more than 100 teachers have submitted their applications for early retirement and most of them will be out of service by the end of this financial year.

Bihanikire, who was addressing the head teachers during their retreat at Vienna Hotel in Mpondwe –Lhubiriha Town Council on Friday, said ministry of public service is compelled to grant them early retirement since keeping them in service could affect their delivery to the learners.

He citedmultiple loans, sicknesses, and work pressures, as some of the reasons forcing teachers to seek early retirement.

Mr. William Muserero, the Chairperson for the Kasese Primary School Head Teachers’ Association, highlighted that the increased number of retirees would affect the sector because they are currently grappling with understaffing in their respective schools.

Kasese District Education Officer, Mr. Ernest Bwambale Thabugha challenged the teachers to love their profession; he reiterated the critical role teachers play in human capital development.

However, Kasese District Chairperson, Mr. Eliphaz Muhindi Bukombi who was the chief guest at the retreat expressed concern over the failure by some of the teachers to effectively execute their duties.


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