The Ceylon Teachers’ Union says the request made by the Minister of Education to resume online teaching can be met if immediate attention is directed towards teachers’ proposals.
Speaking during a media briefing Secretary of the Union Joseph Stalin said future measures will be decided based on the decision due to be announced tomorrow by the Cabinet of Ministers, pertaining to teachers and principals concerns.
He noted over one year and five months have lapsed since schools closed, adding that 60% of children did not receive any education while less than 40% received online education.
Stalin claimed online education was carried out by teachers at their expense adding it was stopped for around 48 days as teachers are on strike over several demands.
He added therefore online education will resume as requested if the Cabinet provides favourable solutions to teachers demands.
He further stated the government only spoke of commencing educational channels and fibre optics after one and a half years lapsed since schools closing, and the same authorities are raising allegations against teachers.
He urged authorities to resolve matters promptly as children are inconvenienced due to the delay.