MoE assures teachers to receive back pay year-end

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MoE assures teachers to receive back pay year-end

Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly has given the assurance that every effort is being made to pay teachers their back pay by year-end.

Speaking to the media on Thursday, she said the back-pay process was being managed by the permanent secretaries of her ministry and the Ministry of Finance.

“So they are engaged right now in dealing with this back pay process. All of our staff have this prioritised. So that’s ongoing.

“We’ve had input from other ministries coming into the Ministry of Education and assisting to ensure that this backpay process goes smoothly. All guns are firing at this point getting that backpay done.”

She said the ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education) Division has set up a nursery in the ministry to facilitate those staff with children who had to work late hours. The ministry was making all efforts to complete the Government’s mandate to pay the backpay, the minister added.

Gadsby-Dolly said, “The Government’s mandate has always been the end of calendar 2023 and that’s what we’re working towards.”