Teachers employed by the schools Boards of Management BOM have reason to smile after the Ministry of Education released their salary arrears. A boom of Sh60,000 awaits the teachers; being payment of salaries for June to December, 2020.
At the same time Ministry of Education attributed the delay to logistics that were used to verify the names of the teachers.
The BoM teachers failed to receive salaries during the prolonged closure of schools in 2020 as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic outbreak. And, indeed, these teachers underwent torrid time.
The Ministry has confirmed that the funds have been disbursed to schools’ accounts.
“The Ministry of Education has disbursed funds to some schools whose BoM teachers’ data had been submitted and verified by 26th October, 2020.” Reads the latest circular by the Ministry; in part.
It will be the responsibility of Principals to pay the teachers and account for the funds.
VERIFIED LISTS BOM TEACHERS PER COUNTY
The lists of verified teachers per school have also been released.
STAFFING GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS
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The Ministry has at the same time released the staffing guidelines for the BOM staffs.
According to staffing guidelines released by the Ministry, day schools with one stream should only have a maximum of 5 workers while the largest school with 15 streams can only hire not more than 37 workers on BOM terms (See the tables below).
The school nurse should also double up as a matron while recruited artisans should be able to execute multiple tasks (multi-skilled).
The teaching and non-teaching staffs should be employed on permanent and pensionable terms.
the lowest earning worker should pocket Sh9,660 while the highest earner should receive a monthly perk of Sh41,000. But, these salaries are to be pegged on the workers’ qualifications.