No funds for primary teachers’ recruitment

By Damali Mukhaye. 

The ministry of education will not be able to recruit the planned 22,000 primary teachers in the next financial year 2019/2020 due to a budgetary deficit.

While appearing before parliament’s education committee on Friday, Education and Sports minister  Janet Museveni said a number of activities that were planned by her ministry remain unfunded in the next financial year.

Out of the 18 billion needed to recruit the first phase of 6,000 teachers has not been provided for.

She however attributed the delays by her ministry to complete its budget frame work on public universities who have failed to hand in their budgets to be integrated in the whole budget.

The education ministry is projected to receive over 3.2 trillion shillings in the next financial year.