Soroti Flying School Instructors Resume Work

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In short
Our reporter visited the school on Tuesday morning and found the instructors busy in their lecture rooms.

 Instructors at the East African Civil Aviation Academy in Soroti have resumed work following the payment of their accommodation allowances. An instructor who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity says they resumed work on money ending their housing allowance strike, which started last week.

Our reporter visited the school on Tuesday morning and found the instructors busy in their lecture rooms. URN also saw the aircrafts used to instruct students flying in the air as early as 7:00am.
 
Ronald Lodiong, the director East African Civil Aviation Academy says the instructors received their house rent allowances for the months of December and January. He says the money entered the school account the very day the instructors started their strike.
 
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Bliika Musheshe, the school guild president has welcomed the payment of the instructor’s allowance saying the strike was bound to affect learning at the school. The academy is one of the few institutions that survived the collapse of the first East African Community in 1977.
   
 
 

 

About the author

Salume Among
Salume Among is the Mbale URN bureau chief. Among has been a URN staff member since 2012.

Among started her career in 2000 as a freelance writer for Etop newspaper before starting to write for its mother paper, The New Vision. She also wrote for the Vision Group's XFM radio station from 2008 until she left to join URN.

Among has a keen interest in local politics having been a youth representative in the Soroti variously between 1996 and 2010. Among also regularly reports on health, education, the environment and sports.