Machogu: This is Why JSS Teachers Haven’t Been Paid
More than 35,000 teachers who were hired for the Junior secondary category will be paid before the end of this month.
Education CS Ezekiel Machogu explained that the delays were caused by the process to receive their details.
“Before the end of the month, we will be able to pay all our teachers. I engaged TSC CEO on this particular issue and all our JSS teachers will be paid,” Machogu said.
He expressed his apologies to the 35,500 teachers, saying the delays will not happen again. Some teachers missed their March and April salaries due to different reporting times.
“We have paid 50 per cent and are sorry for those who have not been paid, we were getting the necessary details,” he said.
Previously, TSC acknowledged that nearly half of the new recruits are yet to receive their pay.
The commission explained that the delays were occasioned by different reporting times of the teachers in the schools they were posted.
The new teachers reported to their workstations in February and some in March this year, TSC says.
“As is a procedure, the recruits are given 30 days within which to report to their various stations, which leads to some commencing their work later than others. This sometimes causes delays in the processing of their salaries.”
So far, the commission says it has processed over 50 per cent of the salaries of the newly employed teachers.
The commission added that it is working round the clock to ensure the rest of the teachers receive their dues in May.