He made this remarks today in Parliament, while answering questions raised by Governor for Simbu, Michael Dua.
Mr Dua put the question regarding teachers’ pay cut, to the Minister responsible.
He asked the Minister for Education, Nick Kuman to simply explain why many teachers were faced with hefty pay cuts only recently.
“Many of our teachers have been experiencing pay-cuts and could not provide for their families.
“Teachers are the backbone of our nation and must be given prominence rather than cutting their pay.”