Guinean students demand the resumption of classes

There are many school children who left Monday in the streets of Conakry to demand the resumption of classes in schools.

In the city centre, in Kaloum, on the highway or in Ratoma commune, they expressed their tiredness of the disturbances recorded in the effective start of the school year. Back to school is still not effective in public schools in the country. The courses were officially scheduled to resume on October 3rd. Students also ask for the return of their teachers who are mostly replaced by contractors.

Guinean teachers are on strike. They require a base salary of 8 million Guinean francs (about 500 thousand FCFA). Negotiations with the state remain deadlocked. Students in some public schools attacked private schools to empty classes. Seven people were arrested by the police.

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