The Union of Professional Educators – Voice of the Workers has engaged in discussions with the Ministry of Education with the aim of coming to an acceptable conclusion for the situation in which educators, working on VET subjects, have been instructed to correct work forwarded by students currently following their lessons online.
The union had issued a directive for its members in the VET subjects so as to safeguard the value of the work being done and to ensure that the true nature of the subjects they are teaching is retained. In this directive the UPE had instructed its members to refrain from doing any of these assessments, however, through extensive dialogue, conclusions have been reached which have now led to the decision by the UPE to withdraw this directive.
VET teachers will be assessing their online students in a way which is fair and which will not preclude them from earning the marks required as part of their final results. This assessment will be conducted by following sets of guidelines which the Ministry has committed itself to forward in the very near future. Each VET subject will be having its own set of tailor-made guidelines in view of the fact that each VET subject differs from all the others in its practical form.
Should any of our members require further assistance or have any queries in relation to the above, they are not to hesitate to contact the union at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling our offices on 2590 5400.