DILI, 01 december 2023 (TATOLI) – Eight hundred and twenty contract teachers from Dili and Ataúro were sworn in as permanent teachers in a ceremony to enjoy their rights under the special career regime, as they met the requirements set by the Ministry of Education and the Civil Service Commission.
To become permanent teachers, these teachers had to have at least a bachelor’s degree, as well as a positive performance evaluation in the last two years.
The Minister of Education, Dulce de Jesus, asked the recruits to focus on mastering the official languages, Portuguese and Tetum, to acquire scientific curricular knowledge, as well as pedagogical techniques and a practice guided by the principles of professional ethics: “It is necessary to fulfill these four competencies for a teacher to become a responsible teacher,” Minister Dulce said on the sidelines of the swearing-in ceremony at the Oka Hall, in Hudi Laran, Dili.
She admitted that the new teachers deserved to benefit from the special teaching career regime because they had already contributed to the school system for several years, and urged them to take responsibility for teaching their students properly.
One of the new teachers, Inácia José Paulo, thanked the Ministry of Education for recognizing her career, as she has over a decade of teaching experience.
She pledged to make every effort to fulfill her mission responsibly, to prepare a better future for the children.
Journalist: Camilo de Sousa
Editor: Filomeno Martins