Schools urged to submit teacher info

The National,Wednesday June 29th, 2016

ACTING Education secretary Uke Kombra is calling on head teachers to submit relevant documents for new teachers to the education department payroll division so that they can get paid.
He sent the reminder in a circular dated May 31 to provincial authorities.
Kombra said provincial education advisers, teachers in-charge, head teachers, managers and principals of elementary, primary and secondary schools and vocational centres must forward the new graduate teachers’ relevant documents to the payroll division.
He specifically requested those new graduate teachers, who are currently teaching and have attended and graduated from teachers’ colleges and universities recognised by the department.
Kombra said the new graduate teachers needed to be on the payroll.
He revealed that 443 of them have not been on the payroll on June 1 because the payroll division had not received the documents.
The documents include copies of qualification, copy of the teacher registration certificate, duly completed teacher record of appointments and copies of Grade 10 and 12 certificates.
Those who graduated from other universities and presently teaching, and have met the department’s requirements, can also submit theirs.
Kombra said the lists of the new graduate teachers not on the payroll since the commencement of the 2016 school year had been sent to the appropriate schools and provincial authorities at the beginning of June.