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Manickchand says she supports better salaries for teachers

Updated: Jun 25, 2022

Education Minister, Priya Manickchand says she supports the call from teachers for a better salary, but posited that while the job may not be the best paying one at this particular time they must still deliver quality education to the system.

“We understand, appreciate and support the call for better salary, but if this is what you are accepting then you must do the work that comes with that salary,” she said while addressing the Department of Education Regional Award ceremony- Region Four on Wednesday.

The Guyana Teachers Union over the past year has consistently called for better salaries for teachers especially given the fact that they were required to work during the Covid 19 pandemic.

The Education Minister thanked the teachers for their service at that time but urged them to move away from the ‘traditional’ teaching especially in light of the effects the pandemic has had.

The Education Ministry had revised the curriculum to best accommodate students after the closure of schools for two years and even though this decision did not receive support from all stakeholders, the plan still went ahead.

In the meantime , she said that the ministry will continue to work with all stakeholders to develop the education sector.


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