Adult literacy practitioners demonstrate

06 Sep 2018 14:50pm
WINDHOEK, 06 SEP (NAMPA) - Teachers Union of Namibia (TUN)’s adult education practitioners on Thursday staged a peaceful demonstration in Windhoek to raise their concern on issues affecting the execution of their duties.
The petition, read by Ndinelao Nekongo on behalf of the practitioners at the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture head office, among others demanded that all education officers be placed in their rightful levels as per the personnel administration management salary scale policy, which is Grade 8.
The petition also called for an updated agreement between adult education and the general education divisions on the utilisation of sharing resources and infrastructure.
“We demand without delay to instruct all regional directors to extend the current contract to run until next year February as opposed to the 10 month contract,” Nekongo said.
The petition further asked that literacy promoters, who are being paid N.dollars 3 800, remain at the same salary scale and for changes only to be made upon the commencement of the new contract in 2019.
The petition was received by the ministry’s acting Permanent Secretary, Veno Kauaria.