The Guyana Teachers Union is reporting that it will no longer stand idly by and allow its members to be abused at the hands of parents or students. The Union is claiming that the time has come for teachers to no longer feel intimidated by disgruntled parents or students.
During a media briefing GTU’s General Secretary, Coretta McDonald said once the union receives any report of teachers being abused, the perpetrators will have to face the full force of the law.
GTU’s President Colin Boyne believes the Education Ministry should work along with the Ministry of Home Affairs to put measures in place to stop what is now becoming a norm in schools.
According to the Union for some time now the Education Ministry has been consulted about the safety of teachers at schools since there is an absence of day guards at most city schools which the ministry claims it cannot afford.