publish date 2022-01-29 14:20:47
Private schools have announced that they will switch to distance education during the period from February 1 to February 20, according to the General Union of Private Education Workers.
The union said that the schools had taken the decision to switch to distance education despite the decision of the Ministry of Education regarding the beginning of the second semester, scheduled for February 20, 2022, which was taken as a result of the current epidemiological situation.
And the head of the teachers’ committee in the union, Louay Al-Ramahi, said in a press statement today, that the committee had monitored many complaints received from private sector teachers regarding informing them about the start of the remote educational process, before the actual start scheduled for the twentieth of next February, considering that, In violation of the Ministry’s decisions and the Minister of Education’s statement to the media that it is not permissible for any private school to start the second semester electronically.
Al-Ramahi added that private schools circumvent the education decision under different titles; Such as: a remote winter club, or remote strengthening, and it forces teachers to give lessons, and in case the teacher does not comply, he is pressured by various methods such as deduction from the salary.
According to Al-Ramahi, private schools require teachers to sign an unpaid leave for the (20 days in the month of 2), which was carried over to the end of the school year, considering this a clear violation of the terms of the standard contract that regulates the relationship between the teacher and the school administration.
Al-Ramahi called for tightening oversight over the private education sector, regarding adherence to the scheduled date for the start of the educational process in person, according to the school calendar published by the Ministry of Education, and taking appropriate action in schools that circumvent the decision, pointing to the suffering of teachers and parents in education, when it is “from a distance.”
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