Teachers’ posting queried

Islands

THIS year’s posting of teachers has been described as an injustice with one senior primary school teacher saying many of her colleagues were without a posting.
East New Britain’s Mary Tibu said that in previous years, teachers’ listings were always announced on the local radio station, and teachers would get their posting without trouble.
“But this year, our names were mentioned on the radio, but on the postings list some of our names were not there,” she said.
“On Monday (Jan 22) I went to Waterhouse Primary School at Gelegele, in Kombiu LLG, Rabaul, after the appointment officer assigned me there but somebody else was also assigned to the same senior position,” she said.
“I felt awkward. I had to withdraw and just hang around.”
Tibu and two other teachers from the same school went to the ENB education division to complain and when they got there they found the office full of teachers still trying to sort out their posting.
“Most of us queued up at the education division and did not turn up for resumption of classes this week,” she said.
“We feel it is unfair.”
Education adviser Hubert Wangun said displaced teachers should leave their name at the office and return on Thursday for an update.
Kevin Warpit, from the education division, said all teachers with confirmed positions should have started work.
He said education officers will visit schools to see where the vacancies were and then allocate those positions to teachers currently displaced.

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