Join anti-gay fight, MP tells teachers

Masaka- The Masaka Municipality Member of Parliament, Mr Mathias Mpuuga, has called upon teachers to fight against homosexuality in schools.
Mr Mpuuga made the call at the Masaka Municipality Teachers Day celebration in Masaka Town at the weekend.

Mr Mpuuga said he was aware of some clandestine agents who lure young people in schools into homosexuality by promising them sponsorship and jobs.

“Please use your position as teachers and talk your students out of such behaviour since they could contract HIV or become social misfits in their communities. They are especially targeting our vulnerable children in schools with no one to assist them financially,” he said.

With regard to poor pay teachers receive, he suggested to them to strive to acquire more skills such as tailoring and computer literacy to help them get extra income.

Mr Amos William Jjuko, the vice chairperson of Masaka Municipality Head Teachers Association, expressed concern over private school authorities who offer employment to teachers without giving them appointment letters and setting clear set job conditions.

“Many teachers don’t have appointment letters though they have worked for long at their particular schools,” he said. “Teachers lack security of their jobs because they don’t have permanent contracts with their bosses and this should be rectified.”

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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