Teacher's Conditions to Improve

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The Mozambican government is planning to improve the working conditions of its teachers, but everything depends on improving the overall economic situation of the country, according to the Education Minister.

A representative from the National Teacher's Union has welcomed the government's efforts to improve teachers' conditions. "Teachers' wages are now paid regularly", he said. "There are no longer any cases of theft or diversion of teachers' wages, which used to happen.

The government hopes to reduce class sizes significantly over the coming few years. Currently there are 72 pupils for every teacher in primary education, aiming to have 54 pupils to each teacher by 2015."Reducing the pupil/teacher ratio is a lengthy process", said the Minister, admitting that large class size is a factor in the poor quality of education. He stressed that this was not the fault of the teachers. (AIM NEWS)