The best performing schools in Iganga that started in the early 1970s have defied a directive by their umbrella body UNATU to go on a sit down strike and instead continued to conduct lessons. Schools like Iganga boys boarding, Buckley high, were conducting lessons normally.
A teacher at Iganga boys boarding primary school who preferred anonymity said much as they support the idea by some of their fellow teachers to go on strike they cannot send back all their pupils since the school is a purely boarding school.
The deputy head teacher Buckley high school Godfrey Ben Waiswa said they cannot carry on with their strike because they will be betraying the agreement they had earlier made with parents.
“This is a boarding school and therefore we cannot send all the pupils home, so we have to teach them because their parents entrusted them to us,” Godfrey Ben Waiswa-Deputy Head Teacher said.
Schools like Wagodo, Kawete located in Kawete Sub County and Wairama inNakigo subcounty Iganga district are still on a sit-down strike
“I was aware some of the schools had not gone on strike just like others across the district,” The resident district commissioner Iganga.Sadala Wandera said.