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Teachers call for government support to improve education sector

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Teachers should have the right support from the government to streamline any changes that can improve the education sector, head of the primary school teachers’ union Poed, Myria Vasiliou, said on Wednesday.

In an interview with the Cyprus News Agency, she highlighted that schools across the country tackled three major issues in 2023 which are in the process of being resolved. One is ensuring a/c units across schools.

“Every day, our teachers make huge efforts so that every child can have the education they deserve. For this to happen, however, it is imperative that our teachers are supported by the state, with the right policies in place.”

Things should always be under the idea that “education is seen as an investment for the future of our country and not as an expense.”

According to Vasiliou, the first long-standing issue where a solution has been set forth over the purchase of services for Drase schools, which help vulnerable students. Secondly, there will be a gradual increase in permanent posts over a period of three years since September 2024.

The third issue relates to the phased installation of air-conditioners as part of a three-year plan, in classrooms across the country, she specified.

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