Guyana: Majority Of Teachers Shun ‘Isolation Day’

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Guyana Chronicle:– THE Ministry of Education has reported that 74 per cent of its teachers reported for work and delivered their lessons on Monday, despite calls from the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) to stay away from classes by observing what it called ‘Isolation Day’.

“This figure represents 84 per cent of the schools for which the ministry has received data at this time. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that this generation of children and youth cannot afford any more disruptions to their education. The Ministry of Education believes the same, and has arranged for the return to face-to-face classes at all levels, although in different proportions as we have recognized, too, that school closures have harmed the education and development of our pupils,” the ministry said in a release.

The ministry also said that it is extremely grateful to those teachers who continue to support and facilitate this process, especially after school doors were closed for 18 months.

“We understand the difficult time we are living in, and appreciate their continued and unwavering service. The Ministry of Education stands ready to provide any assistance schools may need to ensure they can remain open, and continue to function effectively for the benefit of the children of Guyana,” the release said.

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With schools reopening on January 3, 2022, the Ministry of Education has been constantly monitoring the situation in schools to give the necessary support and guidance to teachers, parents and the school administration.

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  1. Bub if the unions ask their members to stay at home and 84% of the members choose not to stay home, there is nothing the union can do. They can’t force workers to stay home.

  2. instruments of our own destruction??? nonsense…the unions get paid not to sit but to work like every other employee…..its about time ppl put these sitting companies to work and end this foolishness…the unions are to represent us or we represent ourselves…..this covid divide and no conquer needs to stop…

  3. Divide and conquer. This covid thing will be the death of the Trade Union Movement. The moment you don’t stand in solidarity with the union, the bosses take advantage. Don’t expect the union to have any power later when it is time to negotiate on your behalf. Why? The majority undermined the union. Don’t blame anyone else when the bosses start to exploit y’all dunces even further. You are the instruments of your own destruction.

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