North West's temporary teachers will be paid, dept promises

2016-05-04 16:00


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Rustenburg – Temporary teachers in North West who did not get their April salaries will be paid on Thursday, the provincial education department has said.

The non-payment was due to schools not submitting their paperwork to the district office on time, spokesperson Elias Malindi said on Wednesday.

The affected teachers worked in schools in the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati district. They should have been paid on April 26.

Instead of submitting their forms at the beginning of April, schools submitted them two weeks later. Some teachers had not filled them in correctly, or provided incorrect banking details.

In other schools, principals appointed teachers without following their revised post-provisioning model (PPM), which changed every year with the increase or reduction of the number of pupils in each school.

Appointments had to be made in line with the new PPM. Temporary teachers' contracts ended in December 2015, but were extended to March 31 this year.

To prevent disruption to teaching, the department extended the contracts to December 31 2016.

MEC Maphefo Matsemela said the district regularly appointed new teachers because many left the system due to "varying factors", including taking transfers to other provinces.

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