iciHaiti – Education: Private schools threaten to boycott back to school
2 weeks before the resumption of school activities in Haiti (August 10 https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-31217-haiti-flash-all-the-details-on-the-resumption-of-school-activities.html), the National Grouping of Private Schools in Haiti, threatens to boycott the reopening of classes, if teachers do not receive the subsidy promised at the end of March by President Moïsehttps: //www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30401-haiti- covid-19-president-moise-announces-a-package-of-economic-relief.html. Remember that this grant followed the declaration of a state of health emergency and the closure of schools.
Months after the promise of financial support to teachers due to the economic impact of Covid-19 in particular on the education sector, many teachers say they have not received the grant when the resumption of schools is planned from August 10 …
Last week at a press conference, Antoine Pierre Alaince, Coordinator of the National Regrouping of Private Schools warned that if the Government did not take the necessary measures to face the difficulties of teachers, they will prevent the return to school, specifying that although all the procedures for accessing financial support have been completed “the money has not yet been released …”
Note that private schools in Haiti represent nearly 80% of all schools.
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