Teachers in E. Sepik ordered back to work

National, Normal

The National, Friday July 6th, 2012

TEACHERS in East Sepik have been reminded that any involvement in the ongoing elections ends when schools reopen for the third quarter next Monday.
Provincial education adviser Joseph Auli said yesterday all teachers involved in the elections should return to class on Monday. He said he would not accept absenteeism.
He urged all school boards of management to report to his office any teachers in their schools missing classes from Monday so that appropriate action could be taken.
Auli also rejected recent statement by certain teachers that 800 of them had not received their pay for several fortnights now.
He said his records revealed that there were around 200 teachers who had not properly filled their resumption of duty forms at the start of the school year or were transferred from other provinces with no release letter who were affected.
He said senior education officers were working hard to fix the problem and teachers should not go to the media to make noise when they could easily see him at his office should they have any problem.