Teachers from Qazvin gather in front of the Islamic Parliament’s Assembly
Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
Licensed teachers from the province of Qazvin gathered in front of the Islamic Parliament’s Assembly on Tuesday morning, Nov. 22nd, to protest their termination.
FARS, the regime-run news agency reported that the majority of protestors were women; they complained that every year in September, on the first day of the scholastic year their certification would be handed to them, however this year, the ministry of education and training has eliminated their curriculum and now they have lost their jobs as well.
These teachers reiterated that in all fairness and without any discrimination, the province of Qazvin legitimately has 193 licensed teachers in it’s employ, however it seems that certain people are trying to get rid of these well-qualified instructors in order to hire friends and family.
The protestors also expressed their annoyance with the fact that the ministry of education and training requires them to sign an affidavit that prohibits the teachers to lodge complaints against said ministry should they be terminated.