By Colleen Barilae – EM TV, Lae
With less than two days before the start of the academic year, some teachers’ in the Morobe Province are still waiting for travel costs to be met, and arrangements to be made, for them to travel to their respective schools.
The PNG Teachers Association President for Morobe, Mark Nanu, raised his concerns and queried on why teachers would be penalised for late resumption’s; when authorities’ responsible for teachers’ travel costs weren’t effectively performing their roles.
“The transport should have been arranged two weeks ago when teachers have been properly appointed by PEB and they should be moving in”, Mr. Nanu said.
Teachers who have been posted to district schools in Morobe rely on the Provincial Education Board to meet their travel costs.
The delay has resulted in more than 100 teachers being late, as they wait for the Provincal Education Board to respond.
“The cost of travel by teachers should be bought by the Provincial Education Board”, said Mr. Nanu.
Morobe has rural schools scattered all over the eight districts of the province where land, air and sea transportation is required by teachers to get to these areas.
Teachers’ resumption duty forms have been given to district education managers and district standard officers in Morobe to deliver to schools for the signing of teachers’ 2015 resumption duties.