By Stephen Wandera
KIU, Main Campus- Private school teachers in Namutumba District are being hired by Boda-Boda cyclists to help them record their passenger details for 300 shillings per passenger, according to a Daily Monitor report.
The Chairperson of the Boda-Boda association in Namutumba District, Samuel Wemunya said they have resolved to hire private teachers to help with the task since most of them are illiterate and yet the teachers are out of work.
According to the Daily Monitor report, Livingstone Musaala, a teacher of Bulange Nursery and Primary School in Namutumba district, said although the money is little, there is no alternative and urged his colleagues to seize the opportunity much as it will tarnish their profession.
Many private school teachers are out of work due to the closure of schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic which compelled President Yoweri Museveni to enforce a national lockdown in March.
To make matters worse, the private teachers can not earn an income like their government counterparts who continue to receive their salaries because they are on the government payroll.
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