EES terminates over 300 teachers who quit profession

EES terminates over 300 teachers who quit profession
Teachers in Central Equatoria State have called on President Salva Kiir to pressure state authorities to release their 100 per cent new salary scale to avoid any inconvenience to the scheduled Primary Leaving Examinations.

The Eastern Equatoria State Council of Ministers fired 337 teachers who had deserted the teaching profession to create more room to recruit more qualified teachers.

The decision was reached during the extraordinary council of ministers on Tuesday chaired by Governor Louis Lobong.

The meeting noted that despite their absence, those teachers have continued to receive salaries.

Addressing the press after the council of ministers, the state minister of information, Patrick Oting Cyrpian, said they have recorded 337 teachers across the eight counties who have quit their profession.

“The council of ministers has resolved to terminate them so that new teachers are recruited to help render knowledge to the children across the eight counties,” Oting said.

“I want the people of Eastern Equatoria State to know and all the teachers to know that if you have deserted the teaching profession soon, you will hear that you are terminated.”