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NLA reviews lecturers’ salaries

Author : | Published: Monday, June 8, 2015

The National Legislative Assembly is reviewing the salary structure for lecturers in public universities across the country.

The Deputy Minister of Education, Bol Makueng, presented the motion today seeking pay rise for the lecturers.

Mr Bol says low pay of the public university staff has forced most of them to leave the profession.

In Kenya, a professor receives $75, 000 per year. “In South Sudan, the same professor gets $25,000 per annum,” said Mr Makueng.

“There is a low label of salary structure and therefore they cannot do the academic duties like research in their own offices. They cannot travel to attend conferences abroad. They cannot even manage their families. So, they are not happy to go and teach.”

The motion was referred to the committees of public service, justice and finance for scrutiny.

They will report back to the parliament within a week.

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