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Education Ministry Cleans 80% Of Payroll

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By Richard Stephens

MONROVIA, Jan 8 (LINA) - The Ministry of Education achieved 80 percent of its payroll clean-up process in 2013, an official of the ministry has disclosed.

 

Deputy Education Minister for Instruction, Hawa Goll- Kochi said the Ministry is on the verge of completing the payroll clean-up exercise, noting that international partners are assisting the process in Montserrado and Margibi counties.

Kochi blamed previous governments, especially those of the civil conflict years, for over-padding the ministry’s payroll with names of individuals or relatives who had no defined job descriptions.

She explained that those persons who were not on payroll but were only receiving stipends were paid off by the Ministry, adding that the current administration inherited huge payroll problems.

Deputy Minister Goll-Kotchi also said during the year under review, the ministry established the early childhood division and the department of students’ personnel services, among others.

Meanwhile, Minister Goll-Kochi has disclosed that about 90 percent of teachers currently in the classrooms are not graduates of teacher  training colleges, but were merely using the teaching profession as a “first stage of survival.’’
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