The rumor is indeed true. Around 1000 primary teachers of technical education institutions did not show up for the official school resumption, claiming their contracts have not been renewed.
Indeed, Yvet Ngo, member of “885 I.E.T du Minefop/Minesec”, a group of 885 primary school teachers denouncing abuses, met the human resource manager of the ministry of public administration (Minfopra). “To our questions to know the reason of the non-ratification of our contracts, the manager explains that this may be due to some misunderstanding between the Minfopra and the director of financial affairs”, Yvet Ngo explained.
According to the official, Yvet Ngo continued, the director of financial affairs whose parent ministry is the ministry of finance does not want to validate teachers’ contracts, claiming that that the Minfopra is granting three months of free salaries. “For the monitor, starting from December 31, 2015, the Minfopra paid us an undeserved salary. But, we think the Minfopra has already called out to the ministry of finance to instruct its agents to ratify our contracts and, we are expecting the answer from the ministry of finance,” Mrs. Ngo explained.
On September 17, she urged, in the name of the collective, her colleagues to go back to work in their respective schools and give the collective some time to identify the responsible of the incident. This is to say that the 885 primary school teachers did not go to their schools since September 4TH, 2017.