ZAGREB, August 10, 2019 – Science and Education Minister Blaženka Divjak on Saturday welcomed the plans to award the status of official persons to teachers in a bid to step up their protection against attacks.
The commercial RTL broadcaster on Friday reported that primary and secondary school teachers and professors and other professional in the education system are likely to become official persons and that the justice ministry is thinking of amending the necessary legislation to this effect until the year’s end. The justice ministry is already preparing necessary changes under which social workers would be awarded the status of officials following a recent shooting incident at the Đakovo social welfare centre which claimed the lives of two employees.
Minister Divjak says in a press release issued on Saturday that the status of official persons for teachers is part of a proposed action plan for the prevention of violence in schools.
According to the press release, the education minister says she will work also now on raising teachers’ monthly wages by about 600 kuna (approximately 80 euros) n the next 12 months.
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