Pader: 307 newly recruited teachers start duties 

(Last Updated On: 11 February 2022)

Pader District Education Officer (DEO) Francis Olwoch confirmed the deployment.

By Regina Lalam Olal

Pader – February 11, 2022: A total of three hundred and seven [307] newly recruited primary teachers in Pader district have started reporting to their respective duty stations.

The fresh teachers started reporting on Thursday, February 10, TND News has learned.

Pader District Education Officer (DEO) Francis Olwoch confirmed the deployment and attributed the delays in postings to orientation.

He said the teachers needed to go through orientations that were concluded on Wednesday, February 2022.

“Before recruitment in November last year, there were gaps of five hundred twenty-nine [529] teaching staff in the district with some schools having only 3 to 4 teachers including parent-teachers,” he told this publication.

He added that government-aided primary schools in Pader district had eight hundred thirty-seven [837] teachers in the payroll compared to one thousand two hundred forty-four (1,244) deployed in one hundred and seven (107) schools in the district.

Martin Komakech is the headteacher of Pagwari primary school in Pader town council. He confirmed receiving two female teachers. She said a total of 11 teachers are going to handle 607 pupils.

Komakech is still crying for more teachers to be posted to his school, saying teachers present can be overwhelmed.

Olwor Nguu primary school has a population of over 1400 pupils. It received 7 new teachers. It now has a total of 17 teachers who are on the government payroll.

In response to the demand by headteachers for more teachers, DEO of Pader confirmed that more recruitment of teachers will be made.

“There will be replacement and promotions of some teachers to headteachers in the next one month,” he revealed.

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