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Morobe Provincial Program Advisor on Elementary Teachers Salary

Morobe Provincial Education Division will now focus on the delay in the Elementary teachers’ salary which has been denied for more than six years.

The Provincial Program Advisor for Morobe, Keith Jiram, is now calling on PNG Education Institute, and the Department of Education to pay the outstanding salary of Elementary Teachers.

The teachers in Morobe haven’t been paid their salary after attending a number of trainings to become qualified teachers.

Mr. Jiram will meet with all the elementary officers in the Province between March and April this year, to identify areas that continue to affect the delay in the elementary teachers’ salary.

The delay has been an ongoing concern since 2010.

Jiram said the Elementary Sector in Morobe together with PNGEI, and the Department of Education should clarify the delay.

Last year, the teachers sought answers from the education authorities over their unpaid salary, but the responses were negative.

The teachers are still teaching without pay.

The Teaching Service Commission’s requirement for all elementary teachers starting this year is to have a grade 12 qualification in order to teach.

The Program Advisor had met and notified the Teachers Service Commission, and the Department of Education, that all Morobe elementary teachers teaching with grade 8 and 10 qualifications will not be withdrawn from service.

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