Individual approach is necessary while determining age limit for teachers: Azerbaijani MPs

Individual approach is necessary while determining age limit for teachers: Azerbaijani MPs

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.17. / Trend , J.Babayeva /

An individual approach is necessary while determining age limit for teachers, the Azerbaijani MPs said.

"Some older teachers teach pupils much better than their younger counterparts. Therefore, this issue requires an individual approach. A man gets experience and it is wrong to send him to retire when he fruitfully enjoys this experience," said Jamil Hasanli, MP, a member of the parliamentary committee on science and education.

Under the new law on education, the Cabinet of Ministers was tasked to determine the age limit required for the teacher in Azerbaijan. The age for retirement has no been determined yet, Education Minister, Misir Mardanov, told journalists. According to Mardanov, the government should also guarantee the proper habitation of teachers after their retirement.

In Azerbaijan, about 170,000 teachers operate at secondary schools, in higher education - 12, 450, in private and colleges - 1,960.

According to Hasanli, the determination of the age limit of teachers should be based on international experience. "However, we must take into account the support of the retired teachers. In Azerbaijan it is certainly inappropriate to discharge the teacher with the current pension. Pension is too low," the MP said.

Determination of the age limit of teachers will be mostly covering those who hold high positions. "In my opinion, these criteria will apply to persons acting as directors of scientific institutions, department heads, chairs and other positions," the deputy said.

According to MP Lala Abbasova, a member of the parliamentary committee on science and education, pension, which teachers will receive, should cover their cost of living.

Determination of the age limit of teachers cannot be solved once, the process may take several months, maybe a year, Abbasova told Trend .

"There is a teacher aged 65, who face difficulties during the lesson, standing on their feet and often can not teach students. Of course there are exceptions. There are teachers who in 70 years may be fully productive due to their physiology and genetics," Abbasova said.

According to the MP, when determining the age limit of the teachers, the professionalism of teachers must be verified through accreditation. "Teachers should continue its efforts to meet modern standards. The modern teacher must have good computer skills. We can not rely on the base of the last century" Abbasova said.

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