Logar teachers boycotting classes
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Around 120 schoolteachers in a district in central Logar province have been boycotting classes over the past three days in protest against the non-payment of one month salary.
As a result of the protest, some schools in the Khoshi district have been closed, the district education officer, Abdul Qayyum, told Pajhwok Afghan News on Saturday. He said he had shared the issue with the provincial authorities, but failed to elicit any response.
Shah Mehmood, one of the teachers, said they had not been provided any reason for a year-long delay in the release of their one month pay. He added the protesting teachers would continue their boycott until their salaries were released.
There are a total of 21 schools in the district, where 7,000 boys and girls are enrolled.
Education Director Mohammad Akbar Stanikzai acknowledged the teachers’ problem, promising it would be resolved soon. He explained last financial year was of nine months which ended before salaries were paid to teaching staff.
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