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Teachers’ Wages Being Reviewed

The salary of primary school teachers and all civil servants are currently being reviewed, says Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy. “Be rest assured that the salary structure of all civil
03 Sep 2016 11:06
Teachers’ Wages Being Reviewed
Minister for Education, Mahendra Reddy.

The salary of primary school teachers and all civil servants are currently being reviewed, says Minister for Education Mahendra Reddy.

“Be rest assured that the salary structure of all civil servants are looked at and so is the salary for the primary school teachers,” Mr Reddy said.

He was speaking during the 21st Fiji Head Teachers Association annual conference and Annual General Meeting at Evangel Temple in Labasa yesterday attended by over 700 participants.

He was responding to a request from John Wesley Primary School headteacher Ana Vecenayawa if he could look at increasing primary school teachers’ salaries.

“Sir, we are thankful to you and your Government for increasing early childhood education grants,” Ms Vecenayawa said.

“Speaking on behalf of many mothers and grandmothers who are primary school teachers if you could increase their pay also?”

The Education Minister said he was appreciative of the contributions by primary school teachers especially their resilience during and after the devastation caused by Cyclone Winston in February.

“I am aware of your kind contributions and what you do for the children outside your Job Description (JD),” Mr Reddy said.

“We are indeed thankful to all the teachers including what you have done during and after Tropical Cyclone Winston.

“The roles of the 730 primary school heads are paramount as you are in control of the 5,755 teachers and the future of 143,683 students.

“If you take this 143,683 coming out of households with an average of per child then this is about 35,000 households.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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