The National Private Educational Institutions association has proposed that the government pays salaries for teachers in private schools for at least a year.
The leaders of the association appeared before the National Economy committee of Parliament this morning to present a situation report on their sector in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Kirabira Hasadu the National Research In charge who presented the report lamented that the education sector has been one of the most affected by the pandemic and many schools are now drowning in debt from rent and salary arrears.
Kirabira has also called on government to waive direct tax subscriptions and fees like PAYE income tax and property rates for a period of three years to enable parents and schools to recover from the economic shock.
Kirabira further says that by time schools closed about 80 percent of the parents had not cleared their school dues and they would like to be assisted