Confusion over new posts

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By DOROTHY MARK
AFTER facing problems with leave fares, many Madang teachers are uncertain where they will teach when school starts in three weeks.
Their postings, which were expected to be done last year before they went on holidays, were not done due to administrative issues.
Teachers were concerned because some of them had big families to move.
Madang education director Moses Sariki said the provincial education board had just met to endorse the postings.
“We began yesterday and will complete the process of posting the teachers today,” he said yesterday.
He said the list confirming the teachers’ postings and grade 9 selections will be put up on notice boards at the provincial education office.
“The copy of the teachers’ postings will be given to NBC Madang so they will announce them for the next two weeks.”
Sariki said he would not comment on outstanding leave-fare payments until government accounts opened.
Meanwhile, teachers are planning to boycott classes when schools reopen to force the authorities to pay outstanding leave fares.
Hundreds of teachers due for leave last year received only K259 . They were obviously not happy.
Only K298,000 was available, so the Education Department decided to share it equally with everyone.

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