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Only 200 Teachers Paid Under MY APA: Fiji Teachers Confederation

FTC believes that more than 80 per cent of teachers had received “Fully Competent” or “Exceeding Expectation” as grades and have all qualified for increments.
04 Jul 2020 10:45
Only 200 Teachers Paid Under MY APA: Fiji Teachers Confederation
Agni Deo Singh. Photo:FTUC

The Fiji Teachers Confederation (FTC) claims that only about 200 teachers were paid under the 2017-2018 My Annual Performance Assessment (My APA) payment.

FTC secretary general Agni Deo Singh said more than 98 per cent of more than 13,000 teachers nationwide had been denied their performance appraisal.

He said teachers, whose applications were unsuccessful, were informed they didn’t provide sufficient evidence in their My APA.

Mr Singh said it was a wonder that the moderators, he claimed had no education background and were sitting in the education and civil service ministries, had overruled the immediate supervisors.

FTC believes that more than 80 per cent of teachers had received “Fully Competent” or “Exceeding Expectation” as grades and have all qualified for increments.

Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said in Parliament on May 29 that backdated payments to August 2018, would be made by the end of the 2019 -2020 financial year.

He said the moderation process was a critical component of the performance management system because it ensured that employees were rewarded for measurable contributions to the achievements of the ministry.

There are 13,449 teachers in the ministry and 578 non-teaching staff.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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