20 Jul 2015

38 Solomons school teachers axed

7:47 am on 20 July 2015

The Education Authority in Solomon Islands' Temotu Province has fired thirty-eight primary and secondary school teachers.

Honiara port

Honiara port Photo: RNZ Koroi Hawkins

Reports say the mass sacking follows the discovery that many of the teachers were receiving salaries but were not teaching in the schools they were posted to.

The Temotu Education Authority says some of the teachers have been in the national capital, Honiara while others have been in other provinces.

The Authority reports some of the teachers have been ghost teachers since 2012.