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Teacher salaries to increase this semester

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The allocated money for education to the local governments will allow the teachers to receive slightly higher salary for the same amount of work, points out the Ministry of Education and Science (MES).

Moreover, 678 lats were assigned per student for one year, which is 28 lats more than in 2009; therefore, it is not planned to reduce teachers’ wages, informs nra.lv.

Nevertheless, the total amount of money allotted to local governments remains at the same level. However, since the number of students has declined by more than 10 000 children this school year, the designated amount of money per learner is larger, comments the Director of MES Financial Department Inga Stale (Inga Štāle).

It is not yet known how much educators will be paid in the following year, and this causes concern. «Practically, until the Saeima elections we don’t know anything about the next annual budget. Moreover, it is no secret that each party, will try to hide something till the elections in order not to upset the society,» notes the Deputy Chairman of Education and Science Workers Trade Union Janis Krastins ( Jānis Krastiņš).

«An understanding has been reached in the negotiations with the World Bank that education is the area in which the funding neither can nor should be reduced,» states the Minister of Education and Science Adviser on communication issues, Agnese Korbe, yet, it is not possible to assuredly claim that in 2011 the budget cuts will not be made in education as well.


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