by: Bradford Theonomi
Solomon Islands National Teachers Association (SINTA) is looking into claims some teachers bribed staff working at the Teaching Service Commission so that their re-leveling dues could be processed quickly.
SINTA industrial relations officer Samson Faisi said they are looking into the claim. “What we are doing at the moment is collecting evidence. If it is found to be true, then legal action will be taken against those involved,” Faisi said.
He said the information they received was that some teachers are paying between $400 and $1000 to the Teaching Service Commission to fast track the processing of their dues.
Faisi said if this is true, it could have been one of the contributing factors to the delay in the re-leveling exercise.
He added some teachers in Honiara and the provinces are believed to be doing this. Faisi calls for anyone with evidence to come forward.
“This is corruption if it’s true and must not be tolerated. I urged others in the ministry of education to look into this. “We must stop this kind of evil eating into our system.”
This article was written by Bradford Theonomi and originally published on solomonstarnews