Nand confirms increment for teachers who upgraded themselves will be backdated

Nand confirms increment for teachers who upgraded themselves will be backdated

By Shanil Singh
Tuesday 28/07/2020
Assistant Minister for Education Joseph Nand.

Assistant Minister for Education Joseph Nand says the increment for teachers who upgraded themselves with qualifications will be backdated and will be remunerated better as per their new and improved qualifications.

While giving his response to the 2020/2021 National Budget, Nand says that SODELPA parliamentarian Ro Teimumu Kepa had made a lot of inaccurate claims in parliament yesterday.

Nand also says the TELS and National Toppers Scholarships will go through some good policy changes in order to raise the qualifying standards for students at lower costs.

Ro Teimumu had earlier said that it was the FijiFirst Government who lowered the marks required to qualify for TELS and after compromising the standards they are trying to reinstate the previous qualifying marks.

She had questioned on what will happen to those students that scored marks between 200 to 250 because there is no safety net for them.

Ro Teimumu also questioned how the government will ensure that these students get a second chance in life because not everybody can go to TELS or the National Toppers Scheme.

She has also asked the government to stop giving the teachers a run around and just reveal that they don’t have money to pay for their increments at this stage.

Ro Teimumu says the teachers have been eagerly waiting for the My Annual Performance Assessment or MyAPA payment for 2017 to 2018.

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Budget Debate 2020 - 2021
Members of parliament will deliver their response to the 2020/2021 National Budget. 2020-2021 Budget ResourcesAddressEstimatesSupplementRevenue ...
10 days ago

National Budget 2020-2021
Full coverage of 2020-2021 National Budget including budget consultation from different sectors. Major changes announced in the 2020/2021 ...
22 days ago

SODELPA spectacle
With SODELPA going through changes and opposition within the party, we give you all the stories that covered these ...
34 days ago
Justice Temo tells police to do their job properly in relation to an alleged murder case
Suva High Court Judge Justice Salesi Temo has today told the witness officer in an alleged murder case to do his job well and not waste the court’s ...
2 hours ago
7 new COVID-19 cases in PNG
PNG has confirmed 7 more COVID-19 cases today with 3 from yesterday and 4 for today. Yumi FM News reports these 7 cases are all linked to a mining ...
47 minutes ago

US Ambassador encourages children to read more
The US Embassy has today in partnership with the Asian Foundation donated various books to the Suva City Carnegie Library. While making the ...
55 minutes ago

FICAC yet to conclude investigation into parliamentarians
The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption has confirmed that it is yet to conclude its investigation into eight Opposition MPs and one ...
2 hours ago

Online Safety Commission working with Police on investigations regarding calls made on social media for people to be raped
A complaint has been filed with the Online Safety Commission in relation to the case where a call was made on social media for a rape survivor to be ...
2 hours ago

Two people arrested in relation to land sale scam in Makoi
Two people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a land sale scam in Makoi that was discovered by FICAC with the help of the Ministry ...
2 hours ago