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Over five thousand teachers return to classrooms after salary increase

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Over five thousand teachers return to classrooms after salary increaseHAVANA, Cuba, Jul 18 (ACN) More than five thousand teachers have decided to return to the classroom after the salary increase, Education Minister Ena Elsa Velázquez wrote in her Twitter account.

The revolutionary government's decision to increase salaries in the budgeted sector recognizes in particular the role of educators in Cuban society.
More than five thousand teachers have asked to be reinstated after the salary increase. The requests are made in the Municipal Directorates of Education. That teachers with experience and willingness to work well are reincorporated, favors teacher coverage, said the incumbent, she wrote.
According to what was previously reported by the Minister herself, the deficit of teachers to start the school year amounted to 6%, which should decrease with this return of experienced teachers.
According to the Minister, it was planned to start with 94% of the places filled, 2% more than in the previous year. For the rest of the needs, hired professors, production and services professors, university assistants, among others, will be used.

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