THE PNG Teachers’ Association expects all teachers who have not received their leave fares to be paid in the next few days.
Association general secretary Ugwalubu Mowana said while some schools had begun classes yesterday, some were yet to start because teachers were still chasing after their leave fare entitlements from last year.
“PNGTA urges all parents of students to send them to school as the association has brought this matter to the Government and they have responded positively,” Mowana said.
“We are hoping that all provinces who have not received their leave fares will be paid in the next few days.”
Mowana said the association was reliably told all provinces were appropriated the leave fares for 2014 and funds were now with provincial authorities to pay the teachers.
He urged teachers in Western, Southern Highlands, Western Highlands, Chimbu, Gulf, Hela and East Sepik not resort to protests because all provinces had received their allocations for leave fares.
Meanwhile, the association had called on the government to immediately release the tuition fee-free component for the first half of the school year as promised and the second half be paid in June.
He said by so doing, proper acquittal, auditing and reporting would be done at the end of the year on a timely basis.
Mowana raised concern over the non-payment of TFF for 2014 to 3000 schools in the country. The National
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