Govt denies owing teachers

BOSETU and the media at the conference in Gaborone
BOSETU and the media at the conference in Gaborone

The Ministry of Education and Skills Development has denied reports that it owes teachers for coursework and invigilation duties in 2014.

The ministry spokesperson, Silas Sehularo said this week that after cross-checking their records, they found that they did not owe teachers any payments for coursework or invigilation. “Our latest records indicate that there are no outstanding fees owed to teachers for coursework and invigilation for 2014.  However if there are pockets of teachers that have not been paid for 2014 invigilation and coursework, they should immediately contact the nearest regional office or submit their names even to their union representatives for the ministry to cross check with its records,” said Sehularo.

Recently, the leadership of Botswana Sectors of Educators Union (BOSETU) told the press that there are teachers who have not been paid for subjects such  Home Economics, Art, Design and Technology and Agriculture and for invigilation in 2014. The union bosses were adamant that they would not perform coursework until they are paid for the work done last year. They also vowed that they would shun extra-curricular activities.

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