Teachers’ strike enters 20th day
KABUL (Pajhwok): The strike being observed by teachers in some schools of Kabul and other provinces has entered 20th day, wasting precious times of students.
The teachers of some schools in Kabul and 20 other provinces went on strike, asking for salary increment, residential plots and accusing President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani of not delivering his promises to teachers.
Safiullah, a 9th grade student at Isteqlal High School, told Pajhwok Afghan News: “It has been 20 days that I come to school daily but there is no teacher to teach.”
He demanded the government to resolve teachers’ issues so that they could continue with their studies.
Aimal, another student, said he was fed up with this situation. “I’m not against teachers’ strike, but what is going on is also a big injustice to students.”
Meanwhile, a large number of students demonstrated in front of the education ministry. They expressed support for their teachers, asking the education ministry to meet their demands.
Humayun Pajhman, a teacher, said they had formed a council of teachers in order to resolve the issue.
In its first meeting, he added, teachers from 30 schools had attended, deciding that until their demands were not met they would continue with their strike.
The officials of the education ministry could not be reached for comments.
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