Coronavirus: Private school teachers venturing into coffin making in Uganda

Private school teachers in Uganda

Some private school teachers in Uganda have begun returning to the coffin making work to get something to put in their mouths after schools were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It has been reported that some teachers have started moving to other small jobs such as motorcycling, rental cars, carpentry, food and charcoal sales, and other household chores.

The country closed all schools in March in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Hasadu Kirabira, president of the Private Schools Association, called on the government to provide teachers with possible alternatives to assist in meeting their needs.

The interior minister said there was nothing the government could do for them because it affected every business sector.

Private schools depend on the money they earn to pay their teachers, unlike other public schools.