CS Education Magoha latest revelation that BOM teachers have been paid have sparked a social media protest. Yesterday the CS confessed in a popular television that BOM teachers have been paid, minutes later the social media was awash with angry posts from mostly BOM teachers who claimed the CS’s statemetn to be untrue.
Today some politicians including Bonny Khalwale and Embakasi East MP Mr Paul Ongili populary know as Babu Owino weighed in on that matter.
While posting on facebook the two pushed Magoha to make public on the BOM teachers purpoted to have been paid.
“CS Magoha should come out clear on the BOM teachers he has paid,” posted Boni Khalwale.
“Dear CS Prof. George Omore Magoha, pls check your facts first before hitting the media. You said BOM teachers have been paid. They say, NOT YET. These teachers are suffering. I am informed many have been thrown out of their houses. Some have run into depression. Lying is not good,” tweeted Philip Etale who is also Director of Communications – ODM.
“Board of Management teachers haven’t been paid and are really suffering/languishing in abject poverty. Prof. Magoha should treat this as very urgent and important,” posted Babu Owino on his Facebook page.
Education CAS while 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 the CAS also had assured BOM teachers that they had embarked on their own way of verification which would see them get paid after two weeks, though this has not happened.
Two weeks ago the ministry of education said kshs Sh15.4 billion had 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.
It also 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.
The ministry of education is expected to come out and clear the air on where BOM teachers monies which had already been allocated are.
Below is the vote head sent to school heads which also directed payment of kshs. 10,000 as salary to BOM teachers starting August to December 2020.
1.0 VOTE HEAD BREAKDOWN
The Vote head break down for the utilization of funds is as follows.
|Maintenance and Improvement||500||00.00||500.00|
|Other Vote heads (Personal Emoluments, EWC, Adm. Costs)||3226.00||00.00||3226.00|
2.0 PAYMENT OF SALARIES TO SCHOOL EMPLOYEES
In January 2020, the Ministry of Education released 50% 0f FDSE funds to schools. These funds included P.E funds up to June 2020. In this regard, Ksh. 3,226 per learner should be utilized in the payment of salaries to non-teaching staff, water and electricity bills as well as administrative costs up to December 2020
3.0 UTILIZATION OF MANTAINANCE AND IMPROVEMENT FUNDS
Total annual allocation for Maintenance and Improvement (M&I) was Ksh.5,000 of which Ksh.4,000 was disbursed in January 2020.
An additional Ksh. 500.00 per learner has been released to enable schools prepare for re-opening in January 2021 to conform to COVID-19 guidelines. Consequently, the contents of a circular dated 26th November 2019 on the amounts for M&I will change to Ksh. 4,500.00
4.0 PAYMENT OF BOM TEACHERS
The Ministry of Education will support teachers employed by the Boards of Management (B0Ms) as at 15th March 2020 for five months only from August to December 2020 by paying them Ksh 10,000.0 per month Each teacher must sign for the money personally and records kept for later auditing Payment should be made monthly and not in advance. Schools with BOM teachers will receive a separate commensurate disbursement based on the data obtained from the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) in to their operation account
5.0 EDUAFYA MEDICAL COVER
Edu Afya medical cover for students in public secondary schools is operational. Principals are required lo advise students accordingly and ofter support to learners/parents whenever they encounter any challenge with their UPI
All principals must acknowledge receipt of funds by
(i) issuing official school receipts to the Principal Secretary, State Department of Early Learning and Basic Education for both Tuition and Operation Accounts with copies to the Sub County Directors (SCDEs) and County Directors of Education (CDEs)
(i) Acknowledging receipt of funds through NEMIS by uploading a copy of the official receipt or both accounts where applicable
(lii) Providing to the County Director of Education through the Sub- County Director ol Education an allocation of funds dully signed by individual students
(iv) Having Individual students sign form-lists that show their admission numbers and full names as in the admission register and the amount awarded. These lists should be attached to the payment voucher kept in the school as per procedure and every student issued with a school official receipt for the allocation
This must be accomplished within two weeks of receipt of funds, failure to which further release of grants to such schools will be suspended.
It is the responsibility of every County Director and Sub-County Director of Education to authenticate and monitor the accuracy of enrollment data of their schools as reflected in NEMIS.
All County Directors of Education are asked to circulate the contents of this letter to all principals of public secondary schools within their jurisdiction
We are tired of waiting for some students.As i write this am shedding tears because as a diploma board teacher I had enrolled a degree program which I used to pay for myself.righ now I have no option but to deferred coz of tough economic times and putting food on the table has become a problem again.
Be informed no money yet in any school account. Even the non-teaching have not received any pay to date. Let’s stop social media rumors.
Still waiting for that money,if released it would be of help to us who have never received any cent since march,struggling and suffering has become our daily chore, education ministry please do something
Let us not be sweet talked and yet people are suffering why are we puplicing that the money has allocated and disbursed but not yet let them be keen onto their statements we have not been Paid
Kenya is no longer safe,Corona isn’t the disease we hear,it’s lies like the one we get from magoha.
Salary for Bom teachers shud be treated as most urgent & serious. We are suffering
Y Magoha playing hide and seek game on us,we are suffering NKT nkt nkt,,pliz be serious and human
Magoha should be honest enough coz it’s so sad when a bom teachers are taken round circles
As B.O.M we are suffering if Magoha has banked our cash to his account, then he should come clearly and tell us. We have been waiting and still waiting. It’s our rights to ask for our money because the president ordered the treasury and the ministry to pay the B.O.M.. #paybom
It’s very unfortunate and hurting that BOM teachers are really sufferingl , I feel like quiting this proffesion. Cs we need you to do something, students that we are teaching will not be able and willing to pursue teaching proffesion as they are seeing their mentors how broke and desperate they are.
Best regards James macharia
Pliz let the actions speaks than words we are tired with your words CS magoha take an example if you were you suffering , we have suffered alot some of us have gone due to failure to put food on table kindly CS have human heart pliz leave that Satan heart
if the cs isn’t responding to our cries and sufferings ,,let them be clear on payment of bom ,,coz no hope it’s almost two months now since the president talks about that issue of paying bom teachers.
When Magoha was swearing in he used to quote yes my God,which God was he referring to?coz he doesn’t show whether he has a human heart and yet BOM teachers are suffering Mr.don’t think that u have reached your destiny.The most Living High is watching u has u mistreat BOM tchers .
In Kenya we are used of money being diverted to personal account, we hope this one for bom teacher has not, otherwise we don’t feel like going back to class come January, it’s better we continue Hawking, ata Kama tunauza mayai tu, than going back to class, another pandemic pap, we go back to our suffering, may God help the suffering Kenyan bom teachers ????
Hv been so quite over thea issue bt now let me air my opinion a bit , mr makokha ths a kind request pls fulfil the presidents promise or else….. and i wonder hii kenya mtu anajua cant serve in a given position effectively y take a vow, really trs are the fruits of education sweet lets taste the roots first ,
What is the fate of non teaching staff salary payment
We are only concerned with BOM teachers?what is the fate of Non teaching staff like….lab technician s, secretaries, etc?
dead end for us non teaching staff… money was set aside… money as released…. but no one is concerned……
“i cant feed nonteaching staff lives matter”