Iran General NewsIran MPs drop moves to impeach education minister

Iran MPs drop moves to impeach education minister

-

ImageAFP: Iranian MPs have withdrawn an impeachment motion against Education Minister Alireza Ali-Ahmadi who had stood accused of not doing enough to improve teachers' pay, reports said on Monday.

ImageTEHRAN (AFP) — Iranian MPs have withdrawn an impeachment motion against Education Minister Alireza Ali-Ahmadi who had stood accused of not doing enough to improve teachers' pay, reports said on Monday.

"Following a meeting yesterday with the minister… the MPs withdrew their impeachment motion," the Aftab-e Yazd newspaper said.

"The government reached agreement with parliament on making up the shortfalls in the education budget," the Mehr news agency quoted Ali-Ahmadi as saying.

"The teachers' demands will be met soon," he said, vowing that 10,000 school staff working under short-term contracts will be offered permanent employment by the start of the academic year on September 23.

Eighty-two of parliament's 290 MPs had backed the move to impeach the minister, who was only appointed in February after his predecessor was sacked by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The MPs had accused Ali-Ahmadi of "ignoring the financial problems faced by teachers all over the country" and said his "incompetence in managing affairs has caused at least 90 percent of teachers to be dissatisfied with him".

Schoolteachers in Iran earn between 300 and 400 dollars a month, barely enough to make ends meet, particularly in the capital. Many teachers are forced to take second jobs in the private sector.

Last year, school staff held a string of demonstrations over low salaries that included three unusually large protests outside parliament within a week in March.

Latest news

Snapback Sanctions, a Must Response to Iran’s Human Rights Abuse and JCPOA Violations

The protests in Iran have been going on for more than two months, even though the regime is cracking...

Growing Disintegration Among Iran Regime’s Forces

Iran has been shaken by a wave of nationwide protests since mid-September. The trigger was the death of the...

Grim Tidings for Iran’s Regime After Approval of UN Fact-Finding Mission

After many discussions and debates, the United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a fact-finding mission to investigate the...

Iranian People’s Resistance Changed the Appeasement Policy

Soon after the new US government started its obligations in January 2021, hand in hand with the European governments...

Khamenei’s Disgraceful Campaign Against Piranshahr and Javanrud, Who Will Be the Loser?

On the 67th day of Iran’s revolution, the Iranian regime attempted to put a halt to the protests in...

Iran: Expensive Medicine, Cheap Human Life

A look at the equipment and weapons that the Iranian regime has been using against its people to suppress...

Must read

Fissures over goals test strength of Iran’s opposition

Washington Post: Five months after a disputed presidential election...

Nations may keep sanctions exemption for cutting Iran oil

Bloomberg: Oil-importing nations are continuing to cut back their...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you