Teachers receive salaries while outside the country [Archives:2004/745/Local News]

June 10 2004

Aden Bureau
Mr. Abdo Ali Rajh, Director General of Al-Mualla Province, Aden Governorate, revealed that many registered teachers of both genders at schools in the province have been receiving their monthly salaries for years spent living outside the Republic.
Mr. Rajh, in a statement to Yemen Times, said that based on the power vested in the local council and the local authority law, he decided to hand out the salaries for the month of May in person in order to find the actual number of teachers in each school.
He added that the local council has detected that some teachers continue to receive their salaries, while actually living in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and some others are residing in Sana'a and conducting other independent works on the pretext that they have official leave permits.
The Director confirmed that measures will be taken to put an end to the deficiencies in the province, in addition to obliging schools and the education office in the governorate to submit the figures of teachers who are actually teaching.
It is worth mentioning that the sum of money paid as salaries to teachers at Al-Mualla Province is 20 million Riyals per month.