PNG Teachers Association

PNGTA concerned

They highlighted these fears in relation to when the Teachers Pay verification starts in March or April following cross checking with the Teachers Resumption of Duty Forms.

PNGTA National General Secretary, Ugwalubu Mowana, raised this concern as Provincial Education Advisors meet at the March Girls Resort this week for a Workshop.

Among the agendas are issues surrounding the “Teachers Resumption Duty Forms”. 

PNGTA yet to get Govt response

General Secretary Ugwailubu Mowana says he is expecting a response from the Chief Secretary to Government’s Office and relevant authorities over the 3 percent pay increase.

As of this afternoon, Mowana said Government authorities, including the Teachers Services Commission, are in discussion and will advise him of their response later.

Teachers demand payment

Teachers Association General Secretary Ugwailubu Mowana demanded that the Government find the money to pay teachers the 3 percent for 2017 before the end of term one 2018.

Following the announcement made by the then Secretary for Department of Personnel Management John Kali last month to commence paying teachers, the Government promised 3 percent pay increase in March 2017.

Since then, several meetings have been held between the PNG Teachers Association and responsible Government authorities in relation to the outstanding Teaching Service Salary Fixation Agreement.

Teachers, an important asset for any society: Director

The International Teachers Day, which was supposed to be commemorated on Wednesday 5th October, was delayed due to reasons beyond their control.

Teachers are an extremely important asset for any society as they are the ones who educate the youth of society. They, in turn, become leaders of the next generation and play an important role in developing their country.

PNGEI Director Dr Zui Neofa says the International World Teachers Day is significant day that every teacher must be recognised in their role as knowledge givers, shaping our children for the future.

Mowana in court for sexual assault

Mowana was arrested on May 9 over allegations of sexual assault in the work place that took place some three years ago.

His brief appearances in court saw magistrate Cosmas Bidar arraign him before his case was adjourned to June 14.

From Kaibola village, Losuia, Milne Bay Province, the 53-year-old was charged with two counts of sexual assault under section 349 of the criminal code act.

Police summary facts before the court shows that the complainant, who is a married woman, claims that she was sexually touched on numerous occasions at the PNGTA office.