Teachers in Masindi Plant Trees to Mark World Teachers Day
By Brian Atuhura
The Teachers in Masindi District who subscribe to Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) yesterday planted trees at Kabango Primary School in commemoration of their day.
The Chairperson of UNATU Masindi Main Fidel Andama disclosed that, the trees will be rolled out and planted in all schools within the District as a measure to restore the green cover in schools.
Andama also requested Political and Religious Leaders to always remind the communities on the importance of trees saying that the trees assist in controlling soil erosion, they regulate climate and temperature, they provide medicine, they assist in rainfall
formation while others are used for commercial purposes.
He urged communities to embrace tree planting and challenged households to plant atleast two trees per family so that the green environment is restored.
He was speaking during the International Teachers Day Celebrations that was held yesterday at Kabango Primary School in Budongo Sub-county under the Theme "Teachers Leading in Crisis, Re-Imagining the Future".
Speaking as the Chief Guest during the Scientific Teachers Day Celebrations, the District Education Officer (DEO) Francis Kyomuhendo applauded teachers for providing Knowledge to the communities since its through learning in Education Institutions
that the country produces good professionals like Engineers, Doctors among others.
He however, challenged teachers to always seek for knowledge through reading relevant books so that they can increase their thinking capacity.
The DEO also called upon teachers to form an association in order to be able to fight for their rights and welfare.
Kyomuhendo, closed the ceremony by leading the Teachers to plant trees at Kabango Primary School.