Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Prey Veng teachers demand full salary

Prey Veng teachers demand full salary

TEACHERS in Prey Veng have lodged a complaint with the minister of education against the top education official in the province who they said has been skimming money from their salaries.

The teachers complained that since September, Him Sophal, the director of the province's Department of Education, has conspired with other officials in the department to siphon off state resources meant for teachers, including US$2.50 from their already bare-bones monthly salaries.

"They have not only been reducing our salary, but even the subsidies we're supposed to get for our families have been cut off," said Eng Tong Ney, a teacher in Preah Sdech  district and the province's representative of the Kingdom's main teachers union, the Cambodian Independent Teachers Association (CITA). "And we have not received our salary for the past month," he added.  

He said that when the teachers informed officials at the province's Department of Education, Youth and Sports, their complaint fell on deaf ears.

Busy being a monk

The administrator accused of heading the graft, Him Sophal, told the Post that he was not familiar with the allegations, saying that he has been occupied with his one-month foray as a monk at a nearby pagoda.

"When I leave the monkhood at the end of next week, I will research this case and try to find a good solution," he said.  

The CITA stepped in on Tuesday, asking the Education Ministry to compensate teachers in the province.

Chey Chap, a secretary of state at the Education Ministry, would only say that "if the teachers have a real problem, they should contact us directly, and not through their union leader".

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".