Museveni address on COVID-19 Science teachers
Museveni on Sunday said that science teachers play a huge role in the country. Photo/Twitter

Museveni on Sunday said that science teachers play a huge role in the country and deserve more pay

President Museveni on Sunday said that science teachers play a huge role in the country and deserve more pay as compared to those of other subjects 

Museveni who was commending the role played by scientists countrywide in fighting the coronavirus pandemic implied that it is the hard work of the science teachers in schools that we now have many scientists in Uganda.

As a result, these learned scientists according to Museveni are now vital in sequencing the strain of the coronavirus for the country to get a better understanding of what they are dealing with.

Appropriately, he gave an example of when he raised an issue before the NRM coccus meeting of paying science teachers more than those of other subjects and many of his other colleagues said no to it on basis that teachers are teachers.

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Also, Museveni said besides other subjects, sciences are always on demand even after one completes school and as a result, such disciplines should always be prioritised and given more focus.

“The other day I raised the issue before the NRM coccus meeting of paying science teachers more than those of other subjects and many of my colleagues said no to it on basis that teachers are teachers,” Museveni said.

“Yes teachers are teachers like all farmers are farmers but there is always the one who grows something that is highly demanded on market and thus should be given priority and focus,” Museveni added.

Museveni address on COVID-19 Science teachers
Museveni on Sunday said that science teachers play a huge role in the country. Photo/Twitter

Meanwhile, Museveni was addressing the nation about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He commended the work of health workers in treating COVID-19 patients.

Museveni said that these health workers were not very prepared in terms of equipment but with the little they had they were able to embark on treating all the 55 infected people and the results are now visible.

As of today, a total of 11,332 people have been tested countrywide and only 55 have tested positive of the deadly COVID-19. Of these 28 have recovered while 27 are the only remaining active cases and no death something Museveni pinpointed is great work.

“I want to thank and congratulate our health workers. They have done a wonderful job. They were not well prepared, but with the little they got, they managed to treat the 55 coronavirus-positive patients. And the consequence: no death,” Museveni said.

Meanwhile, the deadly coronavirus continues to claim lives globally with at least 165,741 deaths according to John Hopkins University by Monday 20th.

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In Africa, the number of deaths from coronavirus has now hit 1,120 with 5,482 recoveries.