Primary school teachers on Wednesday afternoon will demonstrate outside the Presidential Palace against the government’s plans to implement an extension of compulsory pre-primary education from the age of four.
The protest will take place at 4:00 in the afternoon, according to Poed union which expects other teachers’ organisations such as Oelmek and Oltek to join them in solidarity, Philenews reports.
Poed union does not agree with the way the government plans to implement the scheme even though it agrees with the proposed policy.
It considers the plans submitted by the government to parliament for the implementation of the extension of compulsory pre-primary education as incomplete and incorrect.
Poed head Myria Vassiliou has said they want to send the message that they will not accept actions and plans that do not respect the principles and mission of Public School.
“The state has a responsibility to ensure the right of every child to free education and public pre-primary education. We demand a comprehensive strategy, with specific timetables and targets,” she also said in a statement.
“Public Education deserves respect from both the government and parliament,” she added.