Although Kenyan teachers are back in the classroom after court rulings ended both their month of labour action and halted the government’s plan to hire 70,000 replacement teachers, the biggest issue remains unresolved.
Teacher activists from the German education union, Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW),and their students have organised a colourful awareness-raising day of action in the capital city, Berlin.
Education International was present at the UNESCO headquarters for the World Teachers’ Day celebrations and reiterated the need to see teachers respected and empowered if the global sustainable goal about education is to be achieved by 2030.
Education International is the voice of teachers and other education employees across the globe. A federation of 396 associations and unions in 171 countries and territories, it represents some 32.5 million educators and support professionals in education institutions from early childhood to university.