Sixteen teachers selected from across the country to conduct lessons on radio and televisions have not been paid facilitation fees since the programme started in March 2020.
In a petition filed to the Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, the teachers say the government owes them Shs78 million accrued for a period of seven months.
The teachers are for both secondary and primary levels.
After failed attempts to secure audience with the Education ministry, the petition states that the teachers have only received a small part of their pay.
In a November 11, 2020, letter to the Minister of Education, Ms Janet Museveni, the teachers say the government promised to pay Shs100,000 per day’s lesson and a transport reimbursement of Shs10,000 per week.
The minister in charge of Primary Education, Ms Rosemary Seninde, who was tasked to explain to Parliament why the teachers have not been paid has given no answers and declined to comment on the issue, but referred us to the Permanent Secretary.
The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Education, Alex Kakooza, told the press that the processes are ongoing to make the payment.