This consultation “will begin this fall, in September” and “will last until the end of 2022”, assured the Minister of Education, during a press briefing at the end of the Council. ministers.
“It will really be a debate, decentralized exchanges, in all schools, so that teachers, parents of students, administrative and management staff and other actors in local life can reflect on their school”, he said, pointing to a reform that will be done “over time”.
In addition, “the continuation of the upgrading of teachers, initiated in the second part of the previous five-year term, and the upgrading to come within the framework of the pact with teachers, will be the subject of consultation”, insisted Pap Ndiaye.
The goal ? “Reinforce the attractiveness of teaching professions and better recognize the commitment of each and every teacher, but also rethink the dynamics and career development”, he added.
He also addressed the subject of the start of the school year in September, which concerns 12.2 million students and “intervenes in a delicate context of recruitment of teachers, due to a decline in the attractiveness of certain teacher competitions”.
“We have to think about structural responses, it goes through better pay, better working conditions, and a close look at career development,” said the minister. In the immediate future, “to respond to emergencies, we call on contract teachers, whose share remains very modest with 1% in the first degree and 8% in the second degree”.
“All the academies are mobilized and a back-to-school unit will be activated from August 22 in each rectorate”, in order to prepare for the start of the school year “in good conditions”.
“The priority given to primary school will be confirmed and will again result, for the fifth consecutive start, in an improvement in the pupil supervision rate. In concrete translation: the average number of pupils per class, which has increased from 23 at the start of the 2017 school year to 21.8 at the start of the 2021 school year will decrease further at the start of the next school year”, he detailed.
Finally, he mentioned “the collective commitment to a fully inclusive school with the creation of 4,000 additional full-time equivalents of carers for children with disabilities”.