The Teaching Service Commission (TSC) has accused some teachers of failing to comply with the law that will qualify them to get salary.

Commenting on the issue, the Deputy Director, Teacher Management in the Commission Alimamy Bundu Kamara said, they are mandated to address the welfare of teachers against the country.

He said in as much as they have a role to play, the teachers too have a major responsibilities to carry, failing which the commission with find it extremely difficult to address their concerns. He pointed out that the recruitment of teachers only stops with TSC by facilitating their paper work.

The teachers need to get their personal data correct with the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) and National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT). Their bank details should also be correct, otherwise it will be difficult for them to get salary,” Kamara said while responding to allegations made by over two hundred teachers that they have not been paid for one year after been issued with pin codes in December 2020.

He said two thousand two hundred and twenty- two retired teachers have been replaced from 2018 to 2020 after completing all the processes. He said they recruited and issued pin codes to five thousand teachers in 2019 who he said are being paid.

According to New Vision Newspaper, Kamara said the government mandates NCRA to register everybody in the country and therefore urged the affected teachers to regularize their documents with NCRA and NASSIT.

“The Commission has discovered that hundreds of teachers have different names and dates of birth at NCRA and NASSIT which makes it difficult for us to address their issue. He said they contacted the Sierra Leone Teachers Union (SLTU) to help them address the issue with the affected teachers adding that a nationwide verification exercise was done to give them the opportunity to solve the problem. He said 802 of the affected teachers have solved their problems. The affected teachers have major mismatch which is complete change of name and dates of birth,” Kamara said. It is not two hundred as being claimed by the teachers. We have less than fifty of them that are yet to address their issue. Let them go and correct their personal details with NCRA and NASSIT in addition to mentioning the correct bank details of they want to get their salary,” Mr Kamara said.

Meanwhile the affected teachers accused government of not paying them for one year since they received their pin codes for one year.