The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers has been informed that secondary school teachers are being overwhelmed by an increased workload because the promised virtual school for vulnerable students is, to date, still not operational.
Teachers are being expected to juggle between students who are physically at school and those who are at home due to their vulnerable status.
The Ministry has fallen short of providing virtual schooling at a secondary level, thus leaving many students without proper education.
If the Ministry truly believed that these students are entitled to quality education, it would have been more prompt in the provision of online services. In the meantime, the Ministry should not be pressuring teachers in secondary schools to work over and above what they should be doing, especially not during these difficult times.
For this reason, the UPE would like to remind its members of the directive issued a few weeks ago regarding the “Work to Rule” which also encompasses the fact that teachers should not be pressured to send any online work.
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