No agreement on invigilation rates yet

With just a few weeks left to the national examinations sitting, teacher unions are worried by the lack of agreement with the Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) over course work and invigilation rates.

The two parties met sometimes in winter at the sectoral bargaining forum to discuss this year’s payment structure for the two key components of the national examinations. However, to date no conclusive agreement was made, union representatives and education officials have said.

Botswana Teachers’ Union (BTU) secretary general, Agang Gabana told Mmegi that at the said meeting, teacher unions proposed a six percent increment from last year’s fees.  In 2015, the two parties agreed on six percent increase that saw invigilation rate placed at P62.45 per hour, while practical work was P39. 50. In addition, preparation fees for practical subjects was P1,102.40.

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