Teachers With Diplomas Told to Upgrade or Quit Teaching Service
Teachers With Diplomas Told to Upgrade to degrees or Quit Teaching Service. The teachers have eight years to upgrade to degree level or be forced out of the profession, the commissioner for teacher education training and development at the Ministry of Education and Sports said.
In the new reforms, by 2030 all teachers are required to be degree holders.
Mr Kamwana was speaking during the graduation ceremony of 1,050 students at Muni National Teachers’ College in Arua City at the weekend.
He said that the graduates have at least eight years if they want to stay in the teaching profession.
Mr Kamwana said the ministry is in the process of passing a law in Parliament, which will regulate the teaching profession. He added that starting next year January, diploma teachers will not be allowed to teach anywhere as well as register.
Fr Dr Epiphany Picho, the chairperson Muni Teachers training College, have challenged graduates to further their studies as they cannot become a teachers without a bachelor’s degree or a post graduate diploma.
The graduates raised their concerns that degree courses have become expensive and this limits them from enrolling for degree courses. The students urged the Ministry of Education to regulate the fee levied for degree and master’s programmes.