Working hours for teachers

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Acting Education Ministry permanent secretary Timoci Bure meets up with teachers at a teachers consultations in Suva in 2019. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU/FILE

Working hours for teachers in primary and secondary schools are 8am to 3:30pm Monday to Thursday and 8am- 3:00pm on Friday, says acting Education Ministry permanent secretary Timoci Bure.

He said this in a circular sent to all heads of schools and divisional offices on March 31.

The acting PS said the hours were stipulated in the Policy on Hours of Work of the Public Service that was released in June 2011.

Mr Bure said the policy provided clear procedures to guide civil servants on the application and management of their hours at work, to ensure consistency in public service delivery.

Office supervisors shall be required to check and initial daily the attendance register under their control and to take appropriate advisory and disciplinary action in case of persistent offenders and report accordingly,” Mr Bure said in the circular.

He said working hours for all day workers in the civil service should be 37 hours a week, 8m-4:30pm from Monday to Thursday and 8am4:00pm on Friday.

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