Ministry backtracks on teachers' allowances

Teachers will receive allowances as per previous arrangement
Teachers will receive allowances as per previous arrangement

Teachers who coach athletics at school, will breathe a little easier after the Ministry of Basic Education (MoBE) rescinded an earlier decision to pay them a reduced allowance instead, reinstating the previous arrangement, where the payment was much higher.

The MoBE had issued a savingram last month, indicating that teachers would be paid P500 per day, which was to be taxed.  But the Ministry has decided to revert to the previous arrangement where teachers were paid P500 per day for inter schools competition, P600 sub-zonal competition, P700 for zonal and P800 for national athletics competition.

The MoBE permanent secretary, Bridget John said the Ministry, in collaboration with Botswana Primary Schools Sport Association (BOPSSA) and Botswana Integrated Sport Association (BISA) were engaged in a review of the sports management models.

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