As for all the classes that students had missed during the strike, Khatib stated that NCRTA ordered all teachers to compensate the students by setting a clear program for this purpose.
Qasim Bunayyan, a NCRTA member, told The Star that the strike may resume later on.
In the statement issued by NCRTA on Saturday, it assured that the main goal is raising the level of education in Jordan, professionally and practically, which can never be achieved except through providing financial and professional dignity to all teachers, especially with the failure of the approach followed by the Ministry of Education on the academic level, which appears clear in the bad situation in which out universities are going through.
In another context, the statement also mentioned NCRTA's stance over the events that occurred on Friday March 25 in Amman, when the Gendarmerie forces broke a peaceful sit-in held by a number of youth commissions and students calling for reform; NCRTA assured that this action by the authorities shows a negative intention and a reversal of the reform process
President of NCRTA, one of the retired teachers, Mustafa Rawashdeh, told The Star, AoThis is an unprecedented decision, as usually referring to early retirement comes upon the teachersAAE request, or for punishment purposes in case a teacher has a bad record; but all the activists who were included in the decision had very clean records; we assure that this is a political decision and not an administrative one; and I stress that never had the Ministry, in all its history, made such a decision without receiving a personal request or for health reasons; for this reason we will study lodging a lawsuit against the Minister this week.
For this reason NCRTA has decided to establish a fund for teachers who were affected by the decision.
Ayman Okour, member of NCRTA in Irbid, commented, AoThey [Government] took the decision during the vacation on purpose as they thought we did not have a weapon to use; but the school year is coming and NCRTA will decide on what actions to take; we have not taken a decision yet because we are giving the Government a time limit to review its decision.