Kuman: Audit Of Teachers Vital

 

BY LYNETE KIL of Post-Courier

 

Minister for Education Nick Kuman has confirmed that all public servants in all sectors in the government, including all teachers will undergo an audit.

 

Kuman made this remarks during the launching of the Tuition free fee learning and teaching materials components recently at the Port Moresby National High school.

 

He said the aim of the audit is to ensure that ghost names of teachers are removed from the pay roll system.

 

“Public servants are highly paid in this country yet schools still face teaching problems. The Department of Education employs 58,000 teachers across the country making it one of the largest employer in the education sector.

 

“The government in terms of policy will not only look at accessibility but also at ensuring that the practical issues are addressed,” Kuman said.

 

“We want to ensure that teacher assigned to Gumini are not found elsewhere.

 

“Those are management issues that need to be sorted out. We are concerned and as part of the governments aim to clamp down on part of the salaries wages of public servants in this country we will all make sure that our teachers are in the classrooms, be the principle, headmasters or head teachers and at the management level,” Mr Kuman said.

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