MoBE's hardline stance in new teachers’ extra workload

Students in classroom
Students in classroom

The Ministry of Basic Education appears to have adopted a hardline in addressing the new extra workload in the classroom.

According to BOSETU, their letter dated 7 May 2022, through which they had requested for an urgent meeting on 10th May 2022 to discuss the workload issue as the problem was now getting out of hand, did not materialise but but in turn, the Ministry justified the new scenario; saying it was developed for 6-day timetables with periods of 40 minutes and class sizes of 60 students, while now, it’s 6 - day timetables with periods of 30 minutes and class sizes of 30 students.

However BOSETU says they would like the MoBE to halt the altering of the teaching loads that is currently being implemented in schools, as failure to do so would amount to bad faith engagement, hence the trade union’s stance to rally the teaching fraternity to abandon extra work loads in the classroom.

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