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Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:27 - Updated Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:26

Low salaries blamed for teacher's absenteeism - Education Minister

Luanda - Education minister, Cândida Teixeira, acknowledged that teachers' salaries should be improved to reduce absenteeism and consequently improve quality.

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The Cabinet minister who was speaking to the Angolan Public Television said that the issue should be analyzed as a challenge for the nation, as it is a problem that has to do with the country's development and the fight against poverty.

Regarding the Statute of the Teaching Career, she said that is already on the way to the Council of Ministers to be discussed.

Asked about the fact that about 2 million children are out of the education system this year, there is a lack of teachers and classrooms for the insertion of children, mainly in the grade 1 and those who finish grade 7 to the grade 7.

Trade unionists argue that legal entities should work to improve teachers' working conditions, as well as the payment of examination allowances in the ways encouraged by law.

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