A ray of hope for BOM teachers after Education Cabinet Assistant Secretary (CAS) Zachary Kinuthia said they are in final stage of data verification which will end tomorrow and that BOM teachers should expect salaries within two weeks.
The education CAS also said they will issue a statement tomorrow concerning the matter. He said tomorrow also is the final date for BOM teachers data verification.
Speaking through Radio Maisha interview hosted by Emmanuel Mwashumbe Mr Zacky Kinuthia said they stopped treasury from releasing money to school accounts after it was found out that the BOM list data submitted for salary payment had numerous discrepancies.
However Mr Kinuthia has assured the teachers that they have embarked on a new formulae for verifying the teachers so that the money only reaches the targeted people.
Mr Kinuthia also said greedy school heads are behind the delay in payment of BOM teachers salaries but assured the teachers that the money will reach them after they took a step to verify BOM teachers found in schools by themselves. He said the maximum time the teachers should wait for the payment to be effected is two weeks but its possible it could be earlier than that.
Last week the ministry of education said kshs Sh15.4 billion has been released to enable public schools prepare for reopening in January.
Of these, Sh13.3 the ministry said will go towards arrangements for social distance, hand washing and purchase of thermo-guns in schools while Sh2.2 billion will pay salaries of teachers employed by the Boards of Management (BoM) and non-teaching staff, such as watchmen.
Last week also it emerged that the data of 43, 000 BOM 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.
Like everyone else the BOM teachers need to be assisted. These time of the pandemic it will go along way in cushioning them. They are still needed when schools open. As Kenyans let’s walk together as we see each other through this period safe and sound. Ready to start again with the new normal ahead of covid 19.
BOM Teachers are the engines behind the success of our students in Kenya.they fill a great deficit that that the government cannot employ at once.Indeed they deserve a token.
Am tired of unverified news. Are Bom trs the only staff in a school?
Is private school teachers teaching private children or government children ? The public schools are not in a position to admit all children in schoo so this teachers play a good role to our children too.
It’s becoming the talk of the day,jubilee government is full of corruption and malice
Bom teacher is fed up with “next week ” narrative.
When is next week? Why don’t they pay them now that the moneys have been released long ago? What are you school heads waiting for? Bom employees too need to live……. They have suffered for Three months. They won’t come back to live to testify.
Now why this ? Are we at the same continet? Where is bom trs money cs b open to them ,take them like yours children.
What is the fate of non teaching staff?
The group who have been being marginalized for long…
Why can’t the government employ them?