The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on April 30th 2023 announced that approximately 50% of the Junior Secondary School (JSS) teachers who were already posted throughout the country had not yet received their salaries.
The Commission said in a statement that just half of the 35,550 teachers who were transferred to new schools in February and March 2023 had received their full salaries.
TSC explained the holdup by saying that some teachers turned up to work late, which in turn caused a delay in paying them.
“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.” TSC Stated.
TSC explained that this issue can lead to a delay in the processing of salaries for these teachers. However, they also stated that they have already processed more than 50% of the salaries for newly hired teachers.
Teachers who had already been paid were instructed by the Commission to verify the deposit into their bank accounts.
TSC also made an apology and promised teachers they would be paid in full by May of 2023.
In addition, TSC told teachers to get in touch with the HR director if they had any more complaints and inquiries.
The difficulty in implementing the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC) was brought to light on April 23 by the first group of Junior Secondary School (JSS) educators who had not yet been paid.
As the first term of the inaugural CBC class came to a close, concerned parties urged the Ministry of Education to take action.
The financial crisis started after the Ministry of Education said it had released money for JSS’s Free Secondary Education (FSE) program on April 14, 2023.