Libya: Current Teacher Status / Job Seeker Advice

The crackdown in  Libya is the most brutal repression of the anti-government protests that began with uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.  One  day after commandos and foreign mercenaries loyal to Moammar Gadhafi attacked demonstrators with assault rifles, these forces fired machine-guns at mourners participating in a funeral march for anti-government protesters in the city of Benghazi. Libya hosts International Schools that employ teachers from around the world. If you have information to share about our colleagues in Libya, please post it here.

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2 Responses to Libya: Current Teacher Status / Job Seeker Advice

  1. 2xaround says:

    I wasn’t in Libya but I just read your comment with much interest. It seems that whenever we leave the safety of the laws that protect us at home, there is someone ready and willing to take advantage of us. I’m currently in the States with the government is slowly taking away our rights. People here just don’t realize what the outcome of this will be. I was forced to leave Pakistan just after 911 and also lost many personal belongings due to theft and graft. It feels awful, especially it could so easily be prevented if the organizations that employed us cared even an ounce for us.

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  2. Phyllis Esplin says:

    I am new to this site but on seeing this thread opened up.
    I was in Tripoli with the British Council., and evacuated at the end of Febuary.We left all our belongings and after a 36 hour wait in rain, hail and wind. Yes hail. We got on a plane. This wait was down to the FO(UK) UK TV viewers were more aware than we were
    of the”plane on runway”
    On arrival in the UK promises of support and help were given. What we actually got was 3 months notice and pay

    As for our belongings “Take 1200 Pounds and we throw away the belongings or or we can pack and store goods at your own risk” 1200 pounds was the amount budgeted for a normal end of contract baggage allowance.

    1200 pounds in no way was enough to replace personal belongings and possension of value or sentimental value.The offer cost the BC nothing. I had been informed my appartment had been looted, so how would I know what there was to pack up.

    The bottom line is to date the BC does not have insurance to cover damages or loss of teachers belongings (My German company had refused to continue cover inLibya)They were un remitting in their refusal to pay any compensation. We heard of other companies and a school being genorous.
    It left a very bad taste and a feeling of distrust with the EFL business’s benchmark and inspectorate, treating teachers in such a shabby way.

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