Teachers to be paid P500 for sports activities

The Ministry of Basic Education (MoBE) will pay teachers P500, for their participation in schools sports activities, after a decision was taken to proceed with athletics activities during the first term.

There was uncertainty over the immediate future of sports, after the Ministry took a decision to cancel overtime allowances for teachers involved in sports activities.But Mmegi Sport has learnt that teachers would now be paid P500, which would be lumped with their salaries, and subject to tax.

Schools are expected to raise casual returns and submit to sub-regions, regions and to the Ministry. Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) and Botswana Primary Schools Sports Association (BOPSSA) will provide information for the national finals.But BISA president, Joshua Gaotlhobogwe said they are not aware of any allowances that would be paid to teachers. He said the last time they met with officials from the Ministry was in December.

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