Part-time English teachers in Vavuniya want permanency

[TamilNet, Thursday, 24 July 2003, 04:25 GMT]
English teachers in the Vavuniya district, serving for many years as part time teachers, have demanded that in view of the shortage of English teachers Vavuniya, the Sri Lankan Department of Education and the Provincial Education Ministry should take action to make them permanent, and if no action is taken by the start of the third term, they would commence an indefinite strike, sources said.

In a meeting held at the Management Hall at the Department of Education in Vavuniya, the teachers explained the stand Tuesday.

The Vavuniya district parliamentarian, Mr. Rajah Kuhaneswaran, the secretary to parliamentarian Mr. Rizard Badiudeen, local journalists, education department officials and prominent local figures participated at the meeting.

In the two education zones in Vavuniya, North and South, though there is a need for 328 permanent English teachers, only 80 permanent teachers are currently serving. The teachers at the meeting said that 145 part-time teachers are currently serving in the two zones, and they are working almost full-time, but only get paid for two hours a day, for a monthly salary of only Rs.1600.

The teachers said that out of the 248 vacancies in the district for permanent teachers, 145 should be filled using the current cadre of part-time teachers.

The parliamentarians, prominent local figures and the Department of Education officials should consider their just demands and take action to help them, the teachers said and they warned that if no action is taken by the start of the third term, they would commence an indefinite strike.

 

Latest 15 Reports
24.04.22 05:44  
தீவின் நெருக்கடிச் சூழலில் ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசம் கடைப்பிடிக்கவேண்டிய நிலைப்பாடுகள்
09.04.22 14:44   Photo
குறிதவறும் ஈழத்தமிழர் தலைமைகளுக்கு வரலாறு தருகின்ற எச்சரிக்கை
21.01.22 07:24   Photo
ஈழத்தமிழர் தேசத்தின் தலைமைத்துவம் தேர்தல் அரசியற் கட்சிகளுக்கு அப்பாலானது
02.11.21 15:32   Photo
13 ஆம் சட்டத்திருத்தத்தால் கட்டமைக்கப்பட்ட இன அழிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ள முடியுமா?
15.09.21 08:19  
English version not available
17.05.21 19:23   Photo
Ananthi blames war criminal Silva for blocking collective memorial at Mu'l'livaaykkaal
09.04.21 14:46  
English version not available
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=9496