Teachers believe their salaries will not be raised despite schools raising their fees year after year.
“Many schools justify the increase by saying they need it to increase teachers’ salaries. That is what schools said two years ago, but we haven’t received an hike till now,” said Jordanian teacher Amani who admits fee increases are necessary to improve schools’ services.
Indian teacher, Pryianka, whose salary is a paltry Dh5,000 after nine years of service, also doubts her school will increase her salary.
“I think they would invest most of the money in the school but not on us. Salaries in Indian schools are already low. Competition is also high, so if we don’t like the salary, there are others who will jump at the opportunity.”
Egyptian teacher Abdul Qader also believes his salary will not increase.
“My salary hasn’t increased since 2013. I am against increase in school fees because I don’t think our salaries will increase.”
Another teacher, Suad, said increase in school fees will only burden parents.
“The majority of fee increase will go towards management costs of the school and not for us, the teachers. I am against fee raise because it will burden parents.”
Fees, she says, must be increased every 2-3 years and not every year.
© Gulf News
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