Biak, Jubi – A number of elementary school (SD) teachers in Mamberamo Raya regency has left their jobs and live in the cities, said the regency’s Secretary of Indonesian Youth National Committee (KNPI).
They have settled in Serui city, Jayapura city and Jayapura regency as well as the capital city of Mamberamo Raya for months but still receive their salaries and benefits each month, Nelius Awaki told Jubi on last week.
As a result, teaching and learning activities are not running well and when students graduated, they can not read and count properly
“It shows that the quality of education in primary schools is poor, “he said.
He said he hoped the local education authorities to deal with those teachers.
“If they have been warned to return to the work place but they ignored. Consequently, their salary must be stopped temporarily “Awaki said.
He then hoped the education department to provide teachers’ housings so that can live in the work place comfortably.
Separately, chief of Sawai district, Mamberamo Raya, Yosias Sembai confirmed that there are many elementary school teachers who leave their duties for months.”I am disappointed with them,” he said. (Marten Boseren)