The union representing primary school teachers has asked its members not to cooperate with the government in its bid to evaluate their performances due to fears that this will lead to job losses.
Ahead of the start of the new academic year this week, the primary school teachers’ federation (DOE) advised its members not to submit the details being requested by authorities so they could “annul the Education Ministry’s attempts to impose an evaluation of quotas and sackings.”
The union vowed to join forces with the secondary school teachers’ federation, OLME, in the fall to protest the government’s plans.
It is estimated that the government will need to hire as many as 22,500 substitute teachers to cover for a lack of staff at schools around the country.
So far, it has secured funds to pay for 19,500 educators.