Six million shillings intended for the recruitment of primary school teachers in Kyenjojo has yielded no results.
The money was given to the district service commission in April this year to facilitate the recruitment of up to 150 teachers.
The teachers were needed in Katooke, Mukunyu, Nyakwanzi, Kihuura, Nyantungo sub-counties and Kyenjojo town council.
To date, no teacher has been recruited and the whereabouts of the money is not clear.
Several schools have resorted to using volunteers most of who are either senior four drop outs or youths in senor six vacation.
Richard Karamagi, the head teacher Mukunyu Primary School, says some of the classes in his school have not seen any teacher since the term began. Out of the 12 teachers required at Mukunyu primary school with an enrollment of 400 pupils, only five are working.
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Some pupils at Mukunyu primary school were denied an opportunity to sit for their end of term exams because there were no teachers to set and mark the exams.
Rose Basemera, the head mistress Kyenjojo Town Council Primary School, says her school has only six teachers out of the required 15 teachers. With the looming shortage of teachers, the school has been forced introduce morning and afternoon shifts to enable the six teachers spread out to all classes.
Gertrude Tibakanya, the District Education Officer Kyenjojo blames the District Service Commission for delaying to advertise the vacant posts.
Mark Ruharuza, the assistant chairperson of District Service commission, says the commission is still carrying out interviews for the vacant posts in the newly created Kyegegwa district. He says vacancies for teachers in Kyenjojo district will be advertised next week and interviews will be carried out in July.