THE Government has promised lecturers in the country that they will be appropriately paid.
Minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology Delilah Gore told The National that a committee formed to review the salaries of academics had completed its work and its report was with the Commission of Higher Education. The review was conducted this year.
“Once the commission is done with it, it will submit its report to my office for a final submission to the Government,” she said.
She said academics were treated differently from other public servants and their salaries must be looked at properly.
“Salaries and remunerations must attract locals and international lecturers so that they will properly do their work to build our human resources,” she said.
“At the moment, I am surprised with the way they are paid.”
Director-General Professor David Kavanamur said the review was done to better package their salaries and have a uniform structure for locals and expatriates.
“The team carried out a broad study on how we could standardise salaries across the board and set a minimum standard for our academics,” he said.
Any pay increase for lecturers is determined by the councils of the various universities, he said.
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