TUBMANBURG, Feb. 8 (LINA) – Education Minister Ansu Dao Sonii has confirmed receiving several complaints from District and County Education Officers as well as public school teachers in Bomi County about their salaries being cut.
Minister Sonii disclosed that the Ministry of Education is working with the relevant government institutions to ensure that public school teachers’ salaries are not cut again.
Minister Sonii’s statement came after the president of the National Teachers Association of Liberia Bomi County chapter, Emmanuel Togbeh, threatened that public school teachers will stage a go-slow action against if government fails to provide reason why their salaries are being cut.
Minister Sonii also confirmed that he as the head of the Ministry is not in the know about the cut in teachers’ salaries.
He made the disclosure via phone over the weekend when the LINA Correspondent un Bomi County contacted him.
Before responding to the issue of public school teachers’ salary cut, the president
of the National Teachers Association of Liberia, Mr. Togbeh 1explained that over the past five months teachers in Bomi County have been complaining about their salaries being slashed.
Mr. Togbeh said after receiving the complaints he met with the Assistant Minister for Instruction at the Ministry of Education. Mr. Dorpoh, who did not give information on why teachers’ monthly salaries were being constantly cut
The Bomi County National Teachers Association chapter head told newsmen that even the Assistant Minister said he himself is not informed about teachers’ salaries cut.
Togbeh maintained that he is working with public school teachers to stage a go slow action if their salaries continue to be cut.