Schools such Uganda Martyrs are affected.

Staff in private schools owned by the Catholic Church will have to find alternative means of survival after it announced that it is temporarily suspending their payments.

In a July 13, 2020, letter to all diocesan education secretaries,Fr. Ronald Okello,the National Executive Secretary for Education indicated that private school heads should agree with staff on how to take unpaid leave.

“As we continue to battle with the #Covid-19 pandemic that is affecting our country and the world over,and more especially the Education Sector,we kindly advise you to temporarily suspend payments of your staff in our private schools,”reads Fr. Okello’s letter.

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It adds that:”We further advise that you notify the NSSF and URA to avoid penalties of Statutory Deductions”.