Teachers to boycott A/L marking duties

  • 8 Aug 2007 22:37:18 GMT

    [ Rs. 14,870, a Grade 3 I teacher Rs 17,110, a Grade 2 II teacher Rs 20,160, Grade 2 I Rs 22,935 and a Grade 1 teacher Rs 25,5]

    Teaching profession is a noble one in which the future depends. Unless good teachers are not attracted to the profession with proper reward the recovery is not possible.

    All these teachers are fighting for is Rs 14,870 as the starting and 25,515 as the final salary after 2 years of A/L and at least 3 yrs of degree. Compare these with the salary of a soldier without any of these qualifications which stands at 34,000.

    The country pays more to kill than to build the nation. A pity!

  • 8 Aug 2007 22:50:17 GMT

    [All these teachers are fighting for is Rs 14,870 as the starting and 25,515 as the final salary after 2 years of A/L and at least 3 yrs of degree. ]

    Why dont these teachers `APPLY` to be Ministers in the MR govt??? They will make a Heck of a lot more money than that! :) :).

    At the rate this govt is printing money why cant they give the salary increase regardless? I hear 34 BILLION Rs was printed, this year. Does it really matter if they print 34 BILLION or 37 Billion. Why not print three more billion and give the increase and make them shut up for a few months???

  • 8 Aug 2007 23:01:19 GMT

    Education is expensive but ignorance is even more expensive. That`s why we spend more in Sri Lanka than produce. More and more talented and skill people are emigrating from the country. There is a shop in `Little India` in Singapore which sells CDs and DVDs only in Sinhalaese language and the shop keeper said there are a lot of professionals and skilled people from Sri Lanka work there.

  • 9 Aug 2007 04:25:22 GMT

    Send them no pay till mark A/L papers.

    they will be happy to expand private tuition.

    salary should be paid according to there attendance and marks of students.

  • 9 Aug 2007 04:45:39 GMT

    I pity the teachers who are under underpaid, overworked and illequiped to do their jobs. Compared to teaching methods used in many other countries like Singapore, Malaysis, where Laptops are used to prepare various lessons and teaching material and then use in class rooms to diliver lessons, our teachers are still conducting classes under coconut and mango trees.

    Teaching is the lowest paid and least respected job in Slanka. That is why the results of OL/AL are so low.