Teachers of retirement age will be the first to conclude contracts

7 October 2015 12:18  94107585 0108645
Teachers of retirement age will be the first to conclude contracts

The teachers of retirement age will enter into annual contracts that will be prolonged if necessary.

This was announced at the briefing by the First Deputy Minister of Education Inna Sovsun, the "Ukrinform" reported.

"Today, the most important task that we face and that is provided for by the package of amendments to the legislation, the first phase is conclusion of one-year contracts with people of retirement age" - she said.

According to her, in practice this would mean that teachers of non-retirement age will be given preference. "If there are free hours, vacant positions, the need for additional teachers, a contract with a teacher of retirement age will be prolonged at the end of the year" - Sovsun said.

The First Deputy Minister stressed that the issue of the update of teaching staff is part of the agenda since 20% of teachers in the school system are of retirement age.

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