Job advert error costs basic education ministry

Min of Education bulding PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Min of Education bulding PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

FRANCISTOWN: A Ministry of Basic Education (MoBE) teacher whose promotion in 2012 was cancelled as a result of an error in the job advertisement will now get her back pay, the court has ruled.

The applicant, Ruth Matekenya was promoted to the post of Head of Department (HOD)-Learning Difficulties only for her employer MoBE to later make a u-turn.

After enquiring about her reinstatement for years, she was eventually promoted on April 30, 2020 but the ministry only offered the post not unpaid financial compensation, a matter which led to court. When passing judgment recently, Justice Lot Moroka of the Francistown High Court said the natural consequence of the reinstatement of Matekenya’s promotion is that it ought to be from the date it was withdrawn.

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