School heads banned from deducting teachers’ salaries

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Kinshasa, June 12th, 2021 (CPA).- Heads of schools, particularly of approved schools, are prohibited from deducting teachers’ salaries, indicates a document from the general secretariat for primary, secondary and technical education (EPST) reached the CPA on Friday.

According to the source, this practice, already prohibited by the hierarchy, is reprehensible, all the more so as the salary is an inalienable right and cannot under any circumstances be the subject of any puncture without the prior opinion of the beneficiary.

The same source points out that, the heads of rogue establishments are warned because of deducting from the salaries of the teachers the tithe, the expenses of construction of new classrooms.

« Investigations have been initiated within schools to identify all cases of recidivism with a view to repressing them, in accordance with the law of July 15, 2016 relating to the status of career agents of the public services of the State and the Ordinance of May 07, 1951 on administrative regulations relating to the discipline ”, notes the document. ACP/