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1,200 teachers get pay raise in Kandahar

1,200 teachers get pay raise in Kandahar

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Mar 12, 2011 - 21:18

KANDAHAR CITY (PANinfo-icon): Salaries of hundreds of teachers in southern Kandahar province have been increased from 3,500 afghanis ($77.39) to 14,800 afs a month, officials said on Saturday.

The pay raise for 1,200 teachers, who had passed a skill evaluation test, was announced at a ceremony held at the Governor's House in Kandahar City.

The ceremony was also attended by Governor Toryalai Wesa and school principals and teachers in the provincial capital and districts.

Wesa hailed the educationinfo-icon ministry for increasing the salaries, hoping the move would inspire educated people into joining the profession.

The successful teachers would be paid between 6,500 and 14,800 afghanis in monthly pay, Director of Education Najibullah Ahmadi told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Hinting at expanding the project, he asked the Ministry of Education in Kabulinfo-icon to send a delegation to Kandahar to examine more teachers.

The pay raise would help improve education standards on the one hand and address teachers' financial problems on the other, hoped Azizi, a teacher at Zarghona Ana School.

Bismillah Khan, a teacher at Zahir Shahi School, said the province was faced with an acute shortage of trained educators. Due to low salaries, he added, many qualified teachers had joined foreign NGOs.

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