PARALIMNI: Protest by Biology teachers for recognition (PICTURES)
"Biology must be taught by experiment, not by theory"
The two-hour work stoppage by the Biologists of OELMEK took place today, Tuesday.
The Biological teachers of the Secondary schools, go on a two-hour work stoppage (3rd and 4th period), for a clearly pedagogical request, which concerns our students and the appropriate teaching of the course.
According to an announcement by the Cyprus Biologists Association:
"We are on strike because:
Biology must be taught by experiment, not just theory
Europe teaches Biology in a laboratory
While the ministry's curriculum provides for experiments,
the Ministry itself does not allow them to take place
In our laboratories, instruments and materials are useless due to their non-use
Biology is the only non-laboratory science course
The Ministry of Education:
Challenges the positive opinion of the Commissioner for the Protection of the Rights of the Child
Challenges the positions of university professors who agree with the laboratoryization
At our side we have:
Many branches of teachers
University professors of Biology who agree with the laboratory
We will fight until the end:
For the laboratoryization of the Biology course
Why we can not remain inactive, unless the lesson of Biology is taught experimentally
Because our students do not acquire the necessary laboratory skills that are necessary for their studies
The events took place today on Tuesday 7-12-2021, at 9.45 am.
SCHOOL OF PROTEST AGAINST Famagusta: L. PARALIMNIOU
Support the laboratoryization of the Biology course! "