CAS Kinuthia Clears the air on Payment of BoM Teachers

The Plan of Paying the BoM teachers has been thought to fail for a while now but CAS Kinuthia seems to be giving the Teachers more hope and a reason to be more patient for a while. The government decided to cushion the BoM teachers on these hard covid-19 times by paying them their salaries as from March to August.

Teachers under the Board of Management in Kenya Public Schools should continue being hopeful, This is after the CAS Education asked the teachers to be more patient for a period of at most two weeks.

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He says that the ministry will finish the BoM Verification Process by tomorrow hence plan to release the funds to the schools in two weeks time.

According to the CAS many School Principals are after the BoM cash, hence giving false data. He says it’s the big reason why they have not released the funds to the school accounts yet.

In the Interview With  Radio Maisha Presenter Mwashumbe, he also said that the government has directed  six billion shilling to schools to help in building of more classrooms hence improve on social distancing when learning resumes.

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In his report,  Tsc teachers will continue to receive their salaries hence they should not be worried.


Just last week The government said it will release Sh15.4 billion to enable public schools prepare for reopening in January.
Of these, Sh13.3 will go towards arrangements for social distance, hand washing and purchase of thermo-guns.
Another Sh2.2 billion will pay salaries of teachers employed by the Boards of Management (BoM) and non-teaching staff, such as security personnel.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said the money will help cushion teachers and support staff from the effects of coronavirus.

The money is expected to hit schools accounts in two weeks time.
Details show that some Sh750 will be allocated per child to cater for teachers employed by BoM.

Another Sh2,246 has been allocated for personal emoluments and will be used to pay non-teaching staff.
Sh675 has been given for the National Hospital Insurance Funds (NHIF) and Sh500 for maintenance and repairs. This brings the total allocation per child to Sh5,151.

On salaries, the Ministry of Education said the money is being released only to teachers who are still active and who are retained by schools.
It emerged the data of 43, 000 teachers submitted by TSC to the Ministry may not be accurate as some teachers had quit following the March closure of schools to contain spread of Covid-19.

A letter by TSC dated August 4 to the ministry said the data submitted reflected the pay roll status before the pandemic.
“The data being submitted was updated in February. However, to ensure accountability in case of payment of BoM teachers by the government, each head of institution should provide documentary evidence to confirm employment status of each teacher,” said Dr Nancy Macharia, TSC Secretary.

It emerged some teachers were fired or sent on compulsory leave while others decided to quit after it emerged schools may close for long.
Data seen by The Standard reveals huge discrepancies on the final list of verified teachers.

For instance, in Trans Nzoia County, TSC data showed the boards employed 1,305 teachers. After verification by the ministry, only 903 were actively on schools’ payrolls.
Prof Magoha said only teachers in schools’ payroll will be paid.
“I want to assure that names will be confirmed before any payments are done and we will only cater for BoM teachers whose details will be availed to the ministry,” he said.

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