TSM plans to increase remote area allowance

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

The Teaching Service Management (TSM) has revealed that the Ministry of Education is looking at ways of increasing the Remote Area Service Allowance to attract teachers to work in remote areas.

Acting director of TSM, Matlhogonolo Mokakapadi said they took the decision because they are faced with a problem of attracting teachers to work in remote areas.

He said this is despite having the RASA in place. “Teachers are still reluctant to take up posts there (remote areas) and we have made submissions for transfer policy in terms of incentives,” he said. He added that the most affected areas are Okavango, Chobe, Satau, Gantsi and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

He said that some teachers even turn down appointments to [continue reading]

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