Education

BOM teachers to be paid Sh.10,000 monthly

Board of Management (BOM) teachers are now set to receive a monthly payment of Ksh.10,000 per month for 5 months.
The stalemate over the payment had seen the commencement period for BOM teachers to start receiving payments postponed after conflicting data was submitted to the ministry of education.
In a circular from Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang to the regional coordinators of education and the county directors of education, Kipsang stated that each teacher must sign for the money personally and records must be kept for later auditing.
“Each teacher must sign for the money personally and records must be kept for later auditing,” Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang Stated.
The Ksh. 10,000 will be paid for 5 months to December this year.
This means that the teachers might not be compensated for the previous months they have gone without pay since March when the first case of Covid-19 was confirmed in the country.
However, the payment comes with a condition as only those who worked at the schools as at March 15th will qualify to receive the payment.
Earlier announcement from the ministry had indicated that BOM teachers were to receive payments from July.
Education CS had postponed the payment at the tail end some few weeks ago due to bloated figures in the number of BOM teachers who were to receive the payment.
Confirming the news, Education CAS Zack Kinuthia announced that the ministry was through with verifying data from school and had been submitted to the government.
“I can confirm to you that verification was completed yesterday (Monday, August24). No more issues emanating from that. And that approval was done to release money,” Kinuthia stated .
He further clarified that the delay was due to unverified data that was submitted to the ministry.
“I want to say that we received a humongous list from the field, including teachers who are not enrolled with TSC. This means, Heads of Schools sent untrue, or illegitimate data, which meant that money would have gone to the wrong people, or more people than is the reality, denying the genuine beneficiaries the right,” the CAS stated.
The news comes barely a day after the court barred the ministry of education from conducting community based learning program that was set to commence in September.
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