Part time English teachers protest in Jaffna
[TamilNet, Thursday, 30 September 2004, 17:16 GMT]
About one hundred members of the North-East Part Time English Teachers'
Association Thursday morning held a picketing in front of the Jaffna
district office of the Additional Provincial Director of Education
demanding permanent appointment without delay. The picket continued till
after noon about 2 p.m., sources said.
Picketers did not allow officials and employees to enter the office and
those employees who reported for work before the commencement of the
picketing were not allowed to leave the office for lunch, sources said.
At that time of picketing education officials who earlier reported for work
had been holding a conference in the office regarding the decline of
education standard in the district, sources said.
Later the picketers handed over memoranda to Jaffna Director of Education
and the Thamileelam Educational Forum, sources said.