Special Needs Teachers to Put Down Tools

Special Needs Teachers have said they will not go back to work come Monday September 7, 2015 when the new academic year opens.

They have said this through radio Islam as government has failed to fulfill its promise of promoting them after graduating with Diplomas at Montfort College of Special Needs in Chiradzulu district.

Some months ago the teachers presented a petition to Ministry of Education, Science and Technology on their concern which was copied to various stakeholders but it has not been responded.

Before the closure of last academic year Special Needs Teachers threatened to put down their tools if not promoted by the end of this week.

When asked today on the same, some of the concerned teachers said the Ministry has not responded positively to their concerns therefore will not work.

Meanwhile, government has urged special needs teachers to exercise patience as discussions are underway on their promotion.

“Ministry of Education is still considering this issue therefore it is not proper to boycott classes because it will affect education on students with disabilities,” said Public relation officer in the ministry of education Manfred Ndovi

Ndovi argued that government upgrades teachers when there is vacancy and funds to do so.

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