Honduran schools reopen after political crisis

11:23, February 09, 2010      

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Honduran public schools reopened to the country's 2 million students Monday, after four months' political turbulence.

Newly-inaugurated President Porfirio Lobo Sosa last Sunday announced opening of school term, which was forced to end after the military coup on June 28, 2009 that ousted former president Manuel Zelaya.

Lobo urged teachers, who only taught for some 100 days last year, to complete the 200 days of lessons stipulated by the national education calendar.

Honduran teachers staged many strikes last year, demanding a rise in salary and voicing support for Zelaya.

Honduran's incumbent education minister Jose Alejandro Ventura had been a leading teacher, who fought actively for better work conditions for teachers.

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