Suara.com – The Christian religion teacher at SMPN 98, Lenteng Agung, South Newsdelivers.com with the initials DB is still teaching even though he has not been paid by the school for the past two years. In fact, the wages are given from the joint venture of the students’ parents.
Chairman of the Christian Religious Education Teachers Forum (Forgupaki) Abraham Pellokila said DB continued to teach because he felt a calling. Even though the income is uncertain, Christian religious education lessons are still delivered to the students.
“So it’s like this, the reason is because of our children. So it’s impossible for these children to be left without religious education, right,” said Abraham when contacted by Suara.com, Monday (27/11/2023).
“So continue to hold out for that by all means so that the children can continue to receive religious education. It is the calling of the soul,” he added.
Regarding details of wages received by DB from students’ parents, Abraham did not provide further details. He said the person concerned had not explained it.
“If detailed information is not provided, according to what he said, sometimes it is paid, sometimes it is not,” he said.
Previously, an honorary teacher who taught Christianity at SMPN 98, Lenteng Agung, South Newsdelivers.com with the initials DB suffered a sad fate. The reason is that the DB honorarium has not been paid by the school.
This is known from data received by Suara.com from the Indonesian Christian Religious Education Teacher Forum (Forgupaki) regarding a number of cases of problematic and small nominal teacher salaries experienced by Christian religious teachers in Newsdelivers.com.
The chairman of Forgupaki, Abraham Pellokila, said that the teacher only received wages collected or collected by the parents of the students. In fact, DB is known to have taught for two years at the school with a total of 20 teaching hours per month.
“No honorarium was paid, it was paid using the money provided by the students’ parents,” said Abraham to reporters, Monday (27/11).
Because it only relies on the support of the students’ parents, the amount received by DB is also uncertain. In fact, sometimes DB doesn’t receive a penny in one month.
“The ones who pay the honorarium are the parents, sometimes they give it, sometimes they don’t,” he concluded.