The Principals and Teachers of the Northern Province engaged yesterday in a attention drawing protest, wearing black arm bands and putting forward 3 demands.
Ilankai Aasiriyar Sangam, Ilankai Thjanizh Aasiriyar Sangam and New Grade III Principals’ Union had jointly organized this protest.
They engaged in this silent protest for around 30 minutes from 8.00 a.m. yesterday.
They put forward the following demands
– Increase the salaries of Principals and Teachers!
– Eliminate unnecessary pressures exerted on Principals and Teachers!
– Allocate 6% of the Gross National Product for Education!
It is notable that the Principals and Teachers had worn the black Arm band until the closing time of the schools.