|Ministry of Internal Affairs' Deputy Minister Tran Anh Tuan ordered the local authority to protect the teachers' rights and benefits as stipulated in their contracts during a meeting earlier this week to discuss the issue. — Photo infonet.vn
HA TINH (VNS) — Services of more than 200 teachers in primary and secondary schools in Ky Anh District, central Ha Tinh Province were terminated partly due to recruitment violations.
"At one time, the former Ky Anh District People's Committee decided to recruit 109 teachers despite already having a surplus of 24. Meanwhile, the Ky Anh Primary needed 77 teachers but the district hired 133," Ha Tinh People's Committee deputy chairman Nguyen Thien said during a meeting earlier this week to discuss the issue.
The deputy chairman said that such decisions showed serious misconduct and violations committed during the hiring process by the local People's Committee, as well as the lack of supervision and guidance by the provincial Department of Internal Affairs and education authorities.
Thien added that disciplinary action will be taken against a number of the province's officials, who allowed local schools to hire more teachers than required from 2010 to 2014.
At the meeting, Ministry of Internal Affairs' Deputy Minister Tran Anh Tuan ordered the local authority to protect the teachers' rights and benefits as stipulated in their contracts.
He also urged the province to step up efforts to tighten the hiring process to ensure that careful consideration was given before schools were authorised to sign contracts with teachers.
The deputy minister also held a separate meeting with concerned teachers to discuss their employment situation. He encouraged them to take the provincial upcoming recruitment exams and ordered the local authority to assist them.
Earlier in May, the government approved a proposal by the provincial People's Committee to establish the town of Ky Anh as an independent town from the Ky Anh District.
As a result of the separation, 214 teachers in the former district's primary and secondary schools were told that their contracts were to be terminated due to a surplus in the number of teachers. — VNS