Leave entitlements

Teachers spend Christmas away from home

A concerned senior teacher in the province told Loop PNG that about 70 teachers are still waiting for their leave entitlements.

“We are all stuck here for Christmas and are very disappointed and not happy to be spending Christmas away from our families back home,” the teacher said.

The teachers didn’t get a positive response from the Division of Education Office on Friday, December 23, when they went to enquire about their entitlements.

“We were told verbally that accounts have been closed and funds will not be released until accounts are open.