TEACHERS who continue to disobey the government’s “No Jab, No Job Policy” are self-terminating themselves from their employment.
This was the statement of Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) deputy secretary James Bosamata during a press conference at Mendana Hotel on Wednesday.
Mr Bosamata said the vaccination of teachers and students between ages 12 to 18 is a criteria the MEHRD is looking at before reopening schools.
“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.
“The other target is students from the age of 12 to 18 years old. We would like 50 per cent vaccination rate on those students.
“I am referring to boarding schools,” Mr Bosamata said.
Meanwhile, a school principal who refused to be named said he is not vaccinated therefore, he is willing to self-terminate his employment from the school.
A female agriculture student from a secondary school in Honiara is also concerned about her no vaccination status.
The student, who refused to be named, said if she could not continue her education because she is not vaccinated then she will just help in her family poultry farm.
“I will not take the vaccine but I will make use of my agriculture skills, I will support my mum to farm layer chicken to support our family,” she said.
By LACHLAN EDDIE