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TEACHERS-To sue national gov’t over dues

By James Atem Kuir

Teachers in Jonglei state have threatened to sue the government if they don’t pay their outstanding dues and meet other demands.

This came after teachers complained of not having received their incentives for the last fourteen months and requested the national Ministry of General Education to explain to them why the long delay in paying them.

Speaking to Juba Monitor the Secretary for Jonglei teachers Union, Ateny Jacob Akoy, said they would be forced to consider legal measures against the National Ministry of General Education if they don’t give close attention to their demand.

“We want the undersecretary to tell us why we have not been receiving these incentives since June last year…it is making 14 months now without these teachers’ incentives. We have been informed that the national ministry has sent the money to the state but state authorities tells that nothing has been sent to them by the national government,” Mr. Akoy explained.

Akoy said that the secondary school teachers last received their incentives in June 2019 and the Ministry of General Education has not informed them as to why their incentives have delayed up to this time.

 “If the problem is in the National Ministry, the question will be why they have not been giving us our incentives without explanation. We will react appropriately after the Undersecretary in the Ministry of General Education clarifies to us everything,” Akoy said.

Meanwhile, Chol Madit Abuoi, a primary school teacher   wanted   to know why the National Ministry of General Education hasn’t been giving them incentives for four months.

“We have had a hard time during COVID-19 we need explanation from the government,” Madit said.

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