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Ireland DR Congo: teachers start their strike movement

17:50  19 october  2020
17:50  19 october  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Ten hours at the Bosangani high school, in the commune of Gombe. The classes are empty and the yard full of students waiting for their parents. Here, the teachers respect the word to strike. Anne came to pick up her two children. “We said it's for two days. We will see after how it will evolve. "

A little further, at the primary school at the station. Everything is working normally. Jean-Pierre has been teaching since 1979. The years go by and his situation does not change. Quite the contrary. "I have the same salary as the one who was just hired. The same salary! A child who arrives today has the same salary as I who started a long time ago, "protested the teacher.

Today, with the free primary education decreed by the government, there are more students in the classrooms and Jean-Pierre's job is becoming more and more difficult. “Last year there were fewer students in terms of enrollment, around 43 students. This year I'm 70, almost double.

Meanwhile, trade unionists are staging a sit-in in front of the cabinet of the Minister of Primary Education. "These two days are called 'two dead school days'," said one protester.

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