Government Allocates xaf 3BLN To Pay Teachers Per Month In Advances.

A report made public by the National Autonomous Syndicate of Secondary Education (SNAES), states that “with there remains 26.5 billion as debt, of which the payment in progress is at a rate of 3.5 billion per month and scheduled to end in August 2023.

It should also be noted that the advances represent 61 billion and a payment schedule will be set for the settlement of this debt on the FIFO (First In First Out) model” .

The report also indicates that teachers will continue to receive payments as January 2023 and will see the payment of the 3rd cohort of integration for teachers in basic education which involves 2 billion FCFA being share for 727 people.

Meantime, the 9th cohort of payments from the Ministry of Secondary Education has been validated. It concerns 1,237 people (from no. 7767 to no. 9004) for an amount of 3.4 billion FCFA. According to SNAES four cases of double registrations for an amount of 12 million FCFA was discovered.

It is revealed that this amount of debt owed by the state to teachers was unanimously agreed by the two parties which amounts to 243 billion FCFA.

This is in contrast to last year when several secondary school teachers requested a total sum of 181 billion FCFA accumulated salaries. The Ministry of Finance however reacted by recognizing 121 billion FCFA in debt.

The move is expected to make more money available for teachers in Cameroon who have been teaching for years with little or no compensation.

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