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“The cancellation of oppositions due to the coronavirus destroys our life project”
The autonomous communities are divided regarding the possibility of postponing until 2021 or maintaining for this year the oppositions for teachers. It is a call for27,789places throughout Spain toHigh school,Vocational trainingYTeachings of Special Regimethat it was going to be held in summer and that the coronavirus pandemic endangers. Most of the self-employed are inclined to postpone the tests, because they consider that the best conditions for holding them are not in place, with a large part of the interns combining the study with the stress of the telematic classes. But some regions are in favor of leaving everything as it was to harm as little as possible the teachers who had already made up their minds and who fan their future to this call.
This issue was to be resolved during the meeting of theEducation Sector ConferenceThis Wednesday, but Minister Isabel Cela and the regional councilors decided to postpone it to a new meeting that will take place next Tuesday. The Ministry has said that it is a decision of the regional governments, although what would be desirable would be a joint and equal decision for all.
The Government has suspended the oppositions in bodies of the State Administration, as procedural and administrative procedure of theMinistry of Justice, auxiliaries for theUNEDor agents ofEstate, all of them scheduled for March and which were chosen by 40,000 applicants.
The ones that keep
Sources of the Minister of Education of theMadrid’s communityThey explain that their intention is to maintain the convocation from June 20 and, depending on how the pandemic evolves, delay it for a date before the summer holidays. If this is not possible, an attempt will be made to unite the Primary and Secondary oppositions in 2021. “Places and specialties will be maintained,” say the sources, who think that this solution is “the least damaging” for aspiring teachers.
Also in the Department of Education of the Generalitat deCataluaThey confirm that they plan to keep their dates for the oppositions, scheduled for July, according to Europa Press.
Those who postpone
In the case of the Valencian Community, on the contrary, the oppositions had to be made from June 18 and it has been decided to postpone them until June 2021. The decision that has been taken is to take the oppositions foreseen in 2021 for teachers of Infant and Primary to 2022. “The situation in which we find ourselves makes it advisable to avoid the uncertainties of thousands of applicants who are preparing to compete and it is much more reasonable that they can be reorganized with a new calendar,” said Wednesday theconsellerof Education,Vicent Marz.
The rest of the regions have not yet decided and are going to discuss it these days with the unions in the framework of theSectorial Table. The counselor of University ofAndalusian,Rogelio Velasco, maintains that “the majority feeling is to postpone them to the next course”.
The teachers unions are concerned about the delay in decision-making and ask for a joint response throughout Spain. This has been demanded of the government by the unionCCOO, which claims that the call is of a state nature and is carried out in the same way in all regions to avoid harm to applicants.
UGTIt has also considered necessary that “the different educational administrations reach an agreement to make the selective processes coincide.” “It is inadmissible that the Ministry and the autonomous communities have not agreed on a position and, consequently, we run the risk that each community may adopt a position. It is essential not to create a situation that generates confusion and uncertainty for the opponents,” he denounces.Anpe.
CSIFHe describes the meeting as “disappointing” and asks that, in the event that the proposals for the suspension of these oppositions prosper this year, these squares be added to the ones that are called in 2021 to join the Infant and Primary squares with those of Secondary and other bodies.
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