The teachers in Turkey’s southeastern Cize and Silopi districts of Şırnak province have received SMS from National Education Directorates letting them know that they will be taken into in-service training seminars starting from December 14. The teachers started to leave the districts upon the message.
1,298 teachers working at 104 schools teaching 43, 127 students fell in long lines in front of the banks to withdraw their money, then started to leave the districts with their luggage.
The teachers not being able to find bus to leave the districts tried to go via hitchiking by reaching at international İpek Yolu (Silk Road) five kilometers away.
People worrying a curfew might be imposed in Cizre rushed into bakeries, markets and greengrocers.
1,701 teachers work in Silopi at 68 schools having 39,128 students ready.
Eğitim Sen reacted against the ministry
Education and Science Workers’ Union (Eğitim Sen) Şırnak Branch President, Serhat Uğur, has reacted against Ministry of National Education (MEB) announcing teachers will be taken into in-service training.
“This practice has neither legal nor logical base. Is the MEB becoming the buttress of government’s war policies?”
Uğur stating that recently military articles are being delivered to the region said, “Our schools and dormitories will most probably be turned into headquarters”. (YY/TK)
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