Public Service Minister answers case of recruitees among the 1000bilingual teachers without salary for 4years
by Fonban E. Lendzemo
The Minister of Public Service and Administrative Reforms, Joseph Le on Thursday April 1, 2021 was at the National Assembly to face parliamentarians who had questions concerning the activities of his ministry.
Recorded in this session were questions from Hon. Kum John Nji who revisited the case of 1000bilingual teachers who were recruited based on the instructions of the President of the Republic since 2017.
Hon. Kum John acknowledge the recruitment of these teachers and their subsequent postings to various schools where they were needed but he raised a complain to Minister Le.
“Unfortunately, there are still cases of these young teachers who have not been attributed service codes and so are not receiving any salary for close to four years” said Hon Kum John Nji.
With interest to have answers from the Minister, Hon Kum asked to know the number of bilingual teachers who have been attributed service numbers within the framework of the said recruitment and the fate of those whose files have not been processed.
Responding to the questions tabled by Hon. Kum John Nji, the Minister of Public Service and Administrative Reforms, Joseph Le said out of the 1000 candidate selected for the recruitment of bilingual teachers, 80% of those recruited were from the North West and South West Regions and 20% were from other regions.
“From the statistics obtained after, it was noted that 978 candidates selected effectively submitted their files to the above-mentioned committee. As of at date, we have 780 service numbers of bilingual teachers that have been generated by my competent services” said Minister Joseph Le.
Regarding the pending files, Minister Joseph Le said they were pending because of absence of documents like reports of authentication of diplomas and institutions that issued them, absence of attestation of effective presence at the duty post, absence of certified true copies of original diplomas and few other reasons.
Absence of the certificate of non-conviction was also a challenge. The Minister assured the assembly members that him and his ministry has not relent making efforts to serve those who have not been served. The Minister read his private telephone number and e mail address that he shared for those concerned to contact him privately.