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Cabinet approves raise for newly appointed teachers
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The Cabinet has approved salary raises for the secondary school teachers that were appointed after the approval of the new salary scale law in August 2017.

The newly approved raises bring their salaries in line with the 2017 salary scale law. These teachers had passed the exams before the law was enacted but hadn’t yet been appointed by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.

The salary raise, which impacts 2,150 teachers, has six levels, accounting LL360,000 per month for each teacher. The total amount that will be provided for these teachers is estimated at $7 million per year.

The decree does not have a retroactive effect. Raises will be given from the date the decree was enacted, and not from the date the 2017 salary scale was enacted.

The raises were intended to improve the teachers’ wages in addition to the salary scale. The six levels of the raises range from LL60,000 to LL170,000 according to the teachers’ level of expertise.

Going forward, newly appointed teachers will follow the salary scale law without benefiting from the six degrees.
Reported by Rania Ghanem
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Date Posted: Mar 01, 2019