The Ministry of Education has transferred over 1,800 secondary school teachers and the affected have been ordered to leave their current stations to their new posting before second term begins on May 28.
Samuel Kuloba, the Commissioner of Secondary Education, yesterday said that they delayed to transfer the teachers because they had to first establish whether the wage bill in some of the districts would accommodate those affected.
A list includes more than 1,800 teachers especially those who had worked at a station for more than 15 years.
Hebert Kiguli, the Commissioner Human Resource said that they are trying to implement the Public Service regulation which requires that civil servants be transferred after five years of working at the same work station.
He however, said that this has not been followed at the ministry with many teachers creating chiefdoms in the communities they have been serving.
Kiguri added that the reshuffle will be phased with another batch expected in November, which will see more than 5,000 teachers transferred.
Mr Kiguli defended the transfers, saying they are meant to improve and add more knowledge on individual teachers when they encounter new challenges.
However, some teachers said that the transfers were isolated on some individuals, leaving out some other officers who have worked in schools for more than 20 years.
The teachers questioned why the ministry has been reluctant to share the list of transferred teachers.
They claim that their supervisors, who are the head teachers, sometimes malice them especially if they have divergent views.
At the ministry, some officials confirmed the development but explained that they agreed as a committee not to share the list at the request of head teachers.
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