Teachers from government primary and secondary schools in the country whose names were removed from Government pay roll system as ghost workers have been reinstated.
Over 600 teachers were removed on the pay roll.
Spokesperson in the Ministry of Education Science and Technology Manfred Ndovie said that others have been requested to bring their professional documents to the Auditor General for verification of their names.
“We have managed to bring back over 6000 teachers on the pay roll who were removed by the Department of Human Resource with recommendations from the Auditor’s office”, said Ndovie.
Over 1000 teachers’ names were deleted from government pay roll last year. Among the affected teachers were over 500 from Nsanje, 312 from Ntcheu, 60 from Mzuzu, 32 from Balaka, 25 from Blantyre and 10 from Lilongwe.
The deletion of those listed as ghost workers followed a headcount and pay roll audits conducted by the National Audit Office (NAO) last year for all civil servants to eliminate ghost workers.-MBC