Machogu Assures JSS Teachers of Salary Payment on May
Machogu Assures JSS Teachers of Salary Payment on May. Ezekiel Machogu, the education cabinet secretary, stated that the more than 35,000 junior secondary school teachers who were newly hired should receive their salaries as soon as feasible.
Yesterday, the CS expressed his concern that more than 50% of the teachers employed by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) had not yet received payment during his appearance before the National Assembly plenary for questioning by MPs.
Some of the teachers haven’t gotten paid since they started working days in February.
“I want to express my regret to our teachers for the payment delay. Some of them we haven’t been able to pay. When I spoke with the CEO of the Teachers Service Commission today, it was confirmed that approximately half of the newly hired teachers had received payment, and the other half had information from the feed that I was using to pay them. We will be able to pay promptly, I can promise you of that,” Machogu stated.
The CS was answering a question from Nominated MP Sabina Chege over the delayed salary payments. He claimed that due to the teachers’ various reporting schedules at the schools where they were employed, the salaries were delayed.
The Education Highlights media team conducted a spot check, and it was discovered that some teachers reported to their workstations in February and others in March.
The teachers must report to their workstations within 30 days, according to Machaogu, and the principals must conduct an evaluation that is then forwarded to the ministry.
“After posting them, we rely on the principals’ knowledge of the precise days they report so that we can prepare payment. There may have been delays in the processing of wages since some employees started their work later than others. But I want to reassure them that they will receive their payment on schedule,” he said.
The TSC stated on Monday that it was trying to make sure the last group of instructors received their payments in May.
“We apologise for any delays that may have resulted by teachers reporting to their stations after hours or from the late submission of necessary paperwork. According to a statement from the commission, “every effort is being made to implement all salaries in May.
In response to Isiolo MP Bonaya Golo, Machogu stated that preparations were being made to outfit the educational facilities by building additional classrooms and laboratories to handle the influx of students.
“We face difficulties including a lack of labs and classrooms. We have decided that the funds we are expected to receive will be used to help us navigate the infrastructural problem while we are in discussions with the global bank, our development partner, he said.
Golo wanted to know why the implementation of the Competency-Based Curriculum in the Northern counties was understaffed and poorly supported.