According to the acting President of the NTAL, Mary Nyumah, the decision by the NTAL hierarchy was based on the interest of the Liberian students who are the future leaders of the country.
Speaking to journalists over the weekend Madam Nyumah said intense mediation is ongoing that is expected to find an amicable solution to the impasse.
Public school teachers and the coalition of MCSS teachers have been on a go-slow action for the past two weeks in demand of Education Minister George Werner’s removal.
She urged the teachers to begin classes on Monday as the mediation is already in progress.
Madam Nyumah said while the mediation is ongoing, the teachers must maintain resilience in their quest for the educational law of the country to be fully adhered to at all levels.
She also appealed to the public school students to put aside their planned demonstration and return to classes as NTAL and other stakeholders are mediating in the ongoing strike action.
Students of the MCSS schools and public school students were expected to stage a peaceful match last Monday in demand for their teachers to return to classes.
Education Minister George Werner on Thursday accused Education International of masterminding the teachers strike in Liberia which is calling for his removal.
In his press statement on Thursday at the Ministry of Information Minister Werner said the teachers’ action was being heavily supported by Education International, a non profitable education institution based in Brussels.
Education international represents organizations of teachers and other education employees across the globe and it is the world’s largest federation of unions, representing more than thirty-two million education employees in about 400 organizations in 170 countries and territories across the globe.