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Wulu education director to be investigated over pay cut to teaching staff

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By Manyang Mayom

October 27, 2010 (RUMBEK) - The education director of Wulu county in Lakes state has been heavily criticized from teachers over payment salary cut without proper reason Sudan Tribune has learnt.

William Koji Kirjok, Wulu county education director been accused of cutting the salaries of over 200 teachers working in remote areas.

An official did not want to be named said told Sudan Tribune that the county’s education director had created his own pay sheet separate from official pay sheet of the ministry of education in Rumbek, capital of Lakes state.

The new pay sheet is dedicated to three Payam comprised with Bahr-gel, Makundi and Domuloto which have high number of schools and workers, said the official.

According to the source, this has caused 145 unclassified workers, classroom helpers, not to receive their salary since 2008.

Wulu County had 31 primary school and one senior secondary school owned by government. The county education is served by 264 teachers and 145 unclassified staffs.

The reason behind the failure to pay the staff “is unclear” according to the source.

Commenting on the allegation county Commissioner Gideon Shilur said: “I will not defend someone who can spoil Wulu County in my present term – this present mess up is full responsibility of Mr. William Koji Kirjok and I [will] set up [a] committee to investigate him”.

The Commissioner said that he had allegations about Kerjok’s “messes in [the] education department” since he took over the county administration.

But the education director said that the money saved by the pay cut was being used in other development and education projects.

“Yes, I do cut money because I use them for county development as well operation cost of […] county education activities”, Kerjok said.

Charles Mayen Manyang, deputy director of Wulu county, said that payment of teachers in Wulu is done according to their grade of public services.

Grade 7 employees, for example, usually receive SDG 810 ($340) a month he said. But according to the Lakes state ministry of finance grade seven civil servants usual receive SDG 1,100 ($460)a month.

In September students in Wulu county went on strike to protest low pay and pay cuts for their teachers.

Numerous students and some teachers were arrested and detained after school buildings.

(ST)

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  • 30 October 2010 12:49, by makuei

    This is corruption of the highest order. This man claims he cuts money and uses it for county Development. Is he the Commissioner of the County to initiate development there? Why divert money of one sector to a different sector? Why does he want to feast on other people’s sweat?
    Let the concerned investigator do the job correctly and bring this swindler to book. Education Ministry of Lakes State has had endless cries and complaints since the establishment of the State Government. All Directors of Education in the 8 Counties seem to be birds of the same feather. Investigation and cross-checking should be done in all Counties to ensure transparency.

    Raphael

  • 30 October 2010 13:42, by Mou Magok

    Let the committee investigate him thoroughly otherwise, it is all corruption that you have been ever heard of in our society.

    Cutting salaries of teachers for development. How? why does he write a proposal to ministry of education, science and technology or to the county authorities?

    He is totally offence and he must deserve for it.

    Thank

    Yirol boy

    • 30 October 2010 14:23, by Spla Commando

      That Education Director in Wulu County after Committee investigation, the case should be forwarded by Wulu County Commissioner to Southern Sudan Employees Justice Chamber which has its branch office in Rumbek for thorough investigations as this involve pay cut which is referred as Chapter personal salary shouldn’t be interfered with according to Public Service Regulations.SSEJC is the Right Institution to sort it out.

      Cheers
      SPLA Commando

      • 30 October 2010 19:46, by CAPITAL GANG

        first and foremost ,allow me thanks all of you talking sense and those......... i wish you all know some thing about Development if he might used it for the purpose of developing the Education sector at the county level or his stomach development then will be well and good,NB: Mr. local Journalist Manyang Mayom ,thanks for telling us your traditional news,you are fond of only reporting your Rumbek news ,and also please leave that poor Director of Education for Wulu county a lone corruption begins with your foolish Eng. Chol Tong himself and his cabinets if not mistaken your all ministers of your Lakes State are corrupt beyond description,if you could employed all relatives as office managers ,private secretaries ,guards,how will you not be part a way from corruption? if promote your children ,my wives on the compound to be captains, LT.and so forth, please be vigilant and learn first for ongoing events in the Sudan here all are damn corrupted events and sorts of ghosts projects and names .

        • 1 November 2010 14:20, by Joseph

          Dear readers

          Organized looting and cheating will not stop in south Sudan, in all sectors executive, legislature and judiciary, you can’t get non relative staff being employed to be a private secretary, office manager, guard and driver and so forth
          Capital gang no solutions forever and ever, try hard to get constitutional post holder to employ your relative or otherwise you will end up crying.



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