President’s Education Sector Research Group lists out its findings; identifies key issues faced by teachers

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The President’s Office published a report identifying the issues faced by teachers in the education sector. Education Sector Research Group established by President Ibrahim Solih led the research.
A copy of the report is published on the official website of the President’s Office.

Speaking at the 2019 A-Level Top Achievers awards ceremony, President Solih announced his decision to establish a research group that will determine the current state of the country’s education sector and identify the reasons behind people’s lack of interest in pursuing career in this field. The six-member research group, constituted on October 31, 2021, was also tasked with examining the obstacles facing teachers and other education sector staff.

The group presented their findings to President Solih on March 9, 2022, after which the administration launched efforts to address the recommendations.
The report outlined:
• Low wages
• High workload
• Shortage of adequate resources and
• Lack of measures to protect teachers’ rights

These were listed as some of the reasons why they leave the profession. The report also made 17 recommendations on how to address these issues.

On May 1, 2022, President Solih introduced a new and improved salary structure with significant increments to the wages of teachers and other education sector staff.