TEACHERS who are yet to get their first and second vaccination doses are still receiving salaries despite the government’s No Jab, No Job Policy.
According to an unvaccinated former public servant who was affected by the No Jab, No Job Policy, this is totally unfair.
“It is not fair that the government is quick to terminate public servants who did not get vaccinated but continue to maintain the salaries of our teachers,” the former public servant, who refused to be named, said.
He said every fortnight he watched the teachers withdrawing money and enjoying their full salaries.
He said this contradicted what the government had been very vocal about over the past months.
“We are all employees of the government so why aren’t the teachers affected by this policy?” the concerned former public servant said.
However, during a press conference last week the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development deputy secretary James Bosamata said teachers who continued to disobey the government’s No Jab, No Job Policy will be self-terminated.
“The vaccination of teachers and students between ages 12 to 18 is a criteria the MEHRD is looking at before reopening schools,” Mr Bosamata said.
“All teachers to be 100 per cent vaccinated and of course, we will apply the policy that has been applied for public servants – No Jab, No Job.
“We are looking forward to apply that which means if any teacher is not taking the vaccine he or she will be prepared to leave the profession,” Mr Bosamata stated.
By SOLOMON LOFANA
Auki News Bureau