Central Islands Provincial Education Authority says the posting of teachers this year was made on the basis of re-aligning individual staff teachers to their correct academic levels.
The Provincial Education Authority said the re-alignment was necessary since a good number of teachers were teaching at grade levels above their eligible academic correct levels.
This in turn had handicapped students learning resulting in poor performance as evidenced in poor examination results during their final year tests.
Chief Education officer for Central Islands Province, Janet Nori made the clarification in response to complaints by many teachers from the province who have expressed dissatisfaction on the posting of teachers to schools this year.
The teachers said they are not happy with the posting arrangements this year arguing that the distribution of staff was very unfair.
They claimed a number of teachers with poor disciplinary records have been elevated to higher positions of responsibility while others who deserved such promotion have been ignored.
But Ms Nori said her office will depend on the proper reports and assessments from the School Board, parents and Teachers Association (PTA) Chairman Audit group from the Ministry of Education, teachers and the Community.
She explained a number of teachers have been posted to Primary school levels because they are not fully qualified to teach at Secondary school levels as they did in previous years.
She added that the Education Authority had discovered that some teachers have forged qualification certificates to allow them teach at higher grade levels which they have not actually qualified to be teaching.
She said this was evidenced in the poor performance results by students during their final year examinations.
By LESLEY SANGA