• Authored By: Alon Mwesigwa
07 Oct 2021

Private school teachers in Uganda faced the toughest time when their salaries dried up due to school closures. The Economic Policy Research Centre, a thinktank in Kampala, reported in May that 85% of private schools were not paying full teacher salaries due to financial challenges brought on by Covid-19.

Across sub-Saharan Africa, 50% of private school teachers (15% of the total number of teachers) saw a drop of 50% in salaries on average.

Hundreds are being put up for sale due to pressures from banks to repay loans and disinterest from owners to reopen.

Read the full article in the Guardian, UK

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