Schools reopening in Guinea afer 3-week strike, violence

The violence in Conakry on Monday and Tuesday capped weeks of protests mainly by young people and students that prompted the government to close schools on February 1.

Schools reopening in Guinea afer 3-week strike, violence

World Bulletin / News Desk

Schools began to reopen across Guinea on Wednesday after a three-week strike and violent protests that left seven people dead in the capital this week.

The protests were in support of a strike by temporary teachers demanding full-time government contracts.

On Wednesday, students began trickling back into classrooms in the capital and in other cities, with the country's biggest secondary school, Lycee Donka, seeing 60 percent attendance, teacher Bangaly Traore said.

But staff at a nearby school reported only 20 percent of students and 15 percent of teachers present, while schools in the cities of Labe and Kankan were reported to be 33 percent full.

Schools reopened after unions struck a deal with the government late Monday, but some teachers said that the deal fell short of their demands.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Şubat 2017, 17:38