New pay system for teacher coming soon
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports has finally decided to respond to public school teachers’ demands for a wage increase.
The ministry issued an order on September 14, asking the Minister of Labor and Social Protection and Minister of Finance to cooperate on the renewal of the wage system for civil servants, particularly for teachers. As stated in the document, the three ministries will form a working group and hold a nationwide open discussion about teachers’ wage and incentive arrangements with teachers and people working in the education sector.
Through the reform of the wage system, the ministry hopes to accurately recognize teachers’ role, improve the professional status of teachers in Mongolia, assess the amount of work they do each day, revise the work description of teachers, set different wages for teachers depending on their workplace (preschool, middle school, high school and etc.), set a performance-based wage system instead of prioritizing experience, supervise and modify teachers’ work norms, transfer the authority of licensure for teachers to schools, and improve incentive system.
The ministry instructed the working group to finalize all positions and ideas made during the open discussion and send it to the ministry by October 13.