By Andrew Visper firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary: Following the meeting held in December 14, 2019 at state house Entebbe chaired by president Museveni, which resolved to raise the salaries for all teaching staff in public universities and scientist up to the tune of 15milliom for professor and for the rest of the teaching staff.
In the joint meeting held yesterday at Makerere university in their forum for academic staff of public universities, Dr. Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi said that the ministry of education has appropriated 50billion shillings but the point now is the manner in which that 50billion shillings has been distributed to both teaching staff and scientist in the country.
He adds that the meeting resolved, in the circumstances considering the nation envelope at moment and fighting against Covid-19 pandemic they have accepted the 50billion in the circumstances and they are willing to move forward but they have also agreed that it be equitably distributed following the principal agreed on December 14, 2019 which was supported by president Museveni.
However the principal in that, if professor earns 15million, a corresponding lecturers should earn 12.5million, “Unfortunately the current structure sent by the ministry of education is giving professor 15million, associate professor 14million and senior lecture below earns 9million” Said Kamunyu.
“Until the problem is resolved, the staff of Public Universities will not open for 4th June, the staff are not willing to teach. All universities will not be opened until the matter resolved” Said Kamunyo
The universities under the forum for academic staff of public universities include; Makerere University, Makerere Business School, Kyambogo University, Soroti University, Busitema University, Lira University, Mbarara University, Kabaale University, Gulu University and Muni University.