The President of the Republic wants to restore the teaching profession, says the Minister of EPST

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Kisantu, August 15th, 2022 (CPA).- Head of State Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo is keen to restore the nobility of the teaching profession, the Minister of Primary, Secondary and Technical Education (EPST) said on Saturday. , Professor Tony Mwaba Kazadi, at the end of the work of the Joint Government-Trade Union Ban of the EPST, which took place from August 8th to 13th, 2022 at Mbuela Lodge, in Kisantu, territory of Madimba, in the province from central Kongo. The minister, who represented the Prime Minister, Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde, on this occasion, noted that the President of the Republic invited the government to improve the working conditions of the teacher, before reassuring the union ban of the EPST of the latter’s good faith in respecting its commitments made in the addendum to the Bibwa Memorandum of Understanding.

Government commitments

Among these commitments, Minister Tony Mwaba cited in particular the identification of new units (NU) and new schools; support for all NU teachers at primary level and a few at secondary and nursery level; the identification of the managing offices last February; the substantial increase, this year, of the envelope of the mutual health insurance fund as well as the granting of the free bonus allocated to all teachers in public primary schools. He also spoke of the readjustment of the operating costs allocated to primary schools, the increase in the envelope devoted to retirees as well as the rehabilitation of disabled schools and teachers.

Launching of the 2022-2023 school year from Ngandajika

In addition, the Minister of Primary, Secondary and Technical Education (EPST), Professor Tony Mwaba Kazadi has announced that he will proceed on September 05, from Ngandajika in the province of Lomami, to the launch of the new school year. school year 2022-2023, throughout the national territory. This announcement was made during the signing on Saturday at Mbuela Lodge, of the memorandum of understanding between the Government and the EPST union ban which aims to guarantee an effective and peaceful return to school. The Minister recalled, on this occasion, the wish of the President of the Republic, Félix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo to maintain a permanent dialogue, to guarantee a peaceful back to school 2022-2023 fixed. The measures for implementing the decree of November 24th, 2021 on the creation, organization and operation of a public establishment called the Fund for the Promotion of Education and Training (FPEF) have been taken with the support of other members of the Government. , he pointed out. From the beginning of this week, Professor Tony Mwaba will go to Kisangani in the province of Tshopo and to Tshikapa in Kasaï, to inaugurate the buildings of the Mutuelle de santé de l’EPST. CPA/