Lakes state government plans to filter out ghost” teachers
Lakes State Governor Rin Tueny Mabor has ordered state education authorities to provide him with data on current instructors, claiming that he fears ‘ghost’ teachers are on their payrolls.
In this situation, ghosts are non-existent instructors who are supposed to be teaching and are paid by the state.
“My aim, beginning today, is to have precise data on fully operational schools, trained instructors, untrained teachers, and volunteers,” Governor Rin stated on Friday at the end of a three-day general education annual review conference in Rumbek town.
“I also want to underline the importance of volunteers.” I’m sure the volunteers are your wives, relatives, brothers, and uncles. Volunteers should not be present. “Where do you want to direct public funds?” he inquired.
According to the top state official, his approach would uncover phantom identities on the payrolls of teachers throughout the state. “I’m confident we’ll locate your children’s names when we start looking through payrolls.” “Even illiterates who cannot read or write their names are employed as volunteer instructors,” he said.
However, the governor did not establish a deadline for education authorities to give statistics on the number of teachers in the state.
Meanwhile, touring the state, Awut Deng Achuil, the National Minister of General Education, said the education review conference in Rumbek was eye-opening. Minister Awut noted that she learned about topics she did not know previously in the state’s education sector.
“I am pleased that we discussed things openly. The executive director of Cueibet County gave us a new term: we were looting livestock and money simultaneously. Let us stop stealing money and start utilizing it to educate our children, “She said.
According to sources, the education industry in South Sudan is in great demand but suffers from a lack of investment, ability, and corruption.