Angola: Sinprof Opposes Education Ministry Guidance

Luanda — The chairperson of the National Teachers Union (Sinprof), Guilherme Silva, this Saturday repudiated the order from the Ministry of Education (MED), which obliges general education teachers to be present in schools from Monday.

Through this instrument, made public on 28 July, teachers are guided to attend, in order to participate in the organization of individual student processes, statistical data and the workforce.

According to the dispatch, the professionals' presence also aims at classifying archives, libraries, books and organizing classrooms.

The list of tasks also includes the preparation of posters about Covid-19 and the realization of training, among other obligations.

Speaking to ANGOP, Guilherme Silva declared that "such actions are not part of the teachers' obligations", considering it "disrespectful" to guide them to perform tasks outside their professional scope.

The trade unionist pointed out as tasks of the teachers the preparation of theoretical and practical classes, the means and pedagogical support material, group study of the contents of the class and the discipline it teaches, collaboration in activities of curricular complement, besides the participation in the meeting with the parents.

Guilherme Silva fears that school managers force teachers to do cleaning, tidying up and organizing archives, and calls for respect for teachers' dignity.

The trade unionist has promised to denounce all possible attacks by school managers, taken under the MED order

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