It should be noted that, in force since 2018, the Education Agents Career Statute defines between 20 and 24 teaching times per week for each education agent in primary education, first and second cycle of secondary education, a scenario that has generated presumptive embarrassment for teachers, who claim that this is an inappropriate measure, considering the excess of students in classrooms, writes Angop.
Thus, said Guilherme Silva, this is one of the issues being debated with the guardianship, within the scope of the current statute review procedure, aiming to adjust it to the needs of the teaching and learning process.
Speaking to Angop, the person in charge – who was speaking this Tuesday, in Luena (Moxico), where he is carrying out a working day – expressed the union organization's concerns about the excess of students in classrooms. According to the union president, there are many schools in Angola with classes made up of more than 70 students, considering this scenario as an obstacle to achieving quality teaching.
Among other aspects, he also mentioned that the high cost of living has "eroded" the class's remuneration, having proposed a reduction in the Labor Income Tax (IRT) in order to counterbalance the financial situation of teachers. "The country's teachers are unmotivated, because the IRT is funding our salaries," he said, quoted by Angop.