The Federation of University Teachers’ Associations says that it does not approve of making it an essential service as a way to avoid the professional problems in the field of education.
Its chairman Professor Shyam Bannahaka said that it is important for the authorities to work positively to solve the problems in the education sector.
Addressing the progress review meeting of the Ministry of Education held at the President’s Office, the President said that if the teachers do not check the A-Level answer sheets by next week, education will be made an essential service under the emergency law.
Responding to an inquiry in this regard, the President of the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations, Professor Shyam Bannahaka, expressed his opinion as follows.
“Some service should be an essential service considering the importance of that service and the service that can be provided to the people of the country through that service. Otherwise, when a group of professionals talk about their professional problems, it is a practice to avoid those problems. Otherwise, it is an incident that has been experienced from time to time in the recent past, by scaring those people or forcing them to work and making each service into the essential services of this country by leading such motives.
Making a service an essential service based on something like that is not something we can approve. Delighted to receive attention from the highest places in the country for the education sector. But attention should not be focused in this way. There are huge problems in the education sector. It is our opinion that it would be better if they are resolved and make this an essential service.”
Prof. Shyam Bannahaka also explained regarding the evaluation of A Level Answer Sheets.