Over 100 NCD Teachers to Get Pay Deduction Over Absenteeism

Pictured: TSC Principal Advisor Appointments Mr. Maini Ugaia promoting Teacher Bio-Data and Monthly Returns to Heads of Schools of Abau District in Kupiano, Central Province.

By Sharlyne Eri – EMTV News, Port Moresby

Over 140 teachers in NCD will have their pay deducted because of absenteeism.

The Teaching Service Commission came up with these findings through its Monthly Returns exercise rolled-out last year to assess the attendance of teachers.

Principal Advisor for Appointment Section, Mr. Maini Ugaia said the Commission has forwarded the names of 53 elementary teachers, 35 primary teachers and 21 secondary school teachers to the payroll division for pay deductions.

Mr. Ugaia said failure to submit Teachers’ Monthly returns by the head teacher will see deductions of their responsibility allowances as well as performance-based salary allowances.

He is urging parents, churches, and communities to report teachers found to have absconded from classes to TSC on 301 3581.

                           

 

 

Sharlyne Eri

Graduated from UPNG in 2015 with a Degree in Literature and English Communication. She started with The National Newspaper in 2016 as a News Reporter and then was moved up to a Sub Editor, the following year (2017). She is among four trainee journalists at EMTV. Television is quite different from print media, however, she is determined take on the challenge. Her passion lies in reporting on issues concerning health and children.

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