MINISTER of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education Michael Kaingu has assured teachers that Government is working on revising their salary structures.
Dr Kaingu said Government is aware that most salary scales do not correspond with the teachers’ actual qualifications.
“I am aware that some teachers have upgraded their qualifications, but their salaries have not been scaled up,” he said.
The minister said efforts are being made to ensure that the teachers’ salaries match their qualifications.
Dr Kaingu said this in Chadiza when he addressed teachers from different schools at Chadiza Boarding School.
“We want our teachers to be happy and motivated so that they can teach our children well,” he said.
One of the teachers, Moses Banda, complained to the minister that he had upgraded his qualifications from diploma to degree in 2010, but his salary scale has not changed.
Mr Banda said this was discouraging to him and others who would like to upgrade their qualifications.