Council of Teaching Profession chairman post still vacant - MUT
No one has yet been nominated chairman for the Council of the Teaching Profession, in spite of the post having been vacant five months, the Malta Union of Teachers said.
In a letter to Education Minister Dolores Cristina, the union said that, as a result, the last meeting of the council was held in May, leaving a multitude of applications for warrants and other important items pending
The MUT said that the situation was so ridiculous that board members were being asked to coordinate between themselves and compose a speech for the Warrants Ceremony that is to be held on September 17.
“This situation is untenable and it is sincerely hoped that this is not a reflection of the esteem with which the teaching profession is held by the current administration,” the MUT said.
The union also said that teachers in secondary schools are reporting that following the government’s decision to change the Form 2 Syllabus, they were still waiting for the text books of some subjects to be published, leaving them unable to prepare themselves.