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Chickenfeed

Kathryn Quinn

Cash-strapped schools in Uzbekistan have paid their teachers in chickens after running out of money for their wage bills.

Teachers in Bukhara have been forced to accept 10 chickens each as part of their 200 GBP-a-month pay packet and have been warned that future salaries may come in cows and sheep.

"We had no choice. It was either the chickens or nothing," one teacher told local media.

Government officials in central Uzbekistan are said to have handed out up to 20,000 chickens to civil servants so far and are planning to reduce salary costs by distributing another 40,000 birds.




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