By Rachid Khouya
By Rachid Khouya
Morocco World New
Es-Semara, Morocco, March 10, 2012
The ministry causes the fight, and the delegate pays the price.
Teachers in Es-Semara have been saddened to hear that the delegate of the Ministry of Education was attacked by a teacher of French two days ago. The French teacher had been waiting for three years to resolve his problems with the ministry and to resume his salary, which had been stopped from Rabat for more than 3 years.
The latest event is, according to teachers from Es-Semara , a direct result of the delay in finding a suitable solution for the teacher’s problem which had pushed the latter to get into the delegate’ office, insult him, and attack him physically according to certain sources.
In this context, the delegate had explained to the teacher many times that he had done all that he could do to find a quick solution to the issue and that he had personally gone to the ministry in Rabat and tried repeatedly to contact and remind the people at the academy and even in Rabat to hurry up in concluding the teacher’s case which had taken more time than it needed. But the teacher didn’t understand and didn’t accept the delegate’s promises as he had lost trust in everyone.
The teacher had already gone to the United Nations’ office in Es-Smara some months ago and went on strike there in an attempt to push the authorities locally and nationally to pay attention to his situation and find a solution as soon as possible as it is impossible to spend three years without salary in a city like Es-Semara while those who must regulate teachers’ problems in the capital in Rabat are indifferent.
The majority of teachers were surprised to hear that that teacher had attacked physically the delegate of the Ministry of Education in the province who is a nice man and a well respected man and who didn’t deserve being treated that way by the teacher.
But, still one can understand the psychological state of the teacher who is married and has children and had nothing to pay for the daily needs of his family, in addition to the frustration of waiting for more than three years for his case to be solved.
The teacher is now under arrest and will soon be sentenced. But no mater what happens, there are many ways to solve problems before resorting to violence. But the ones who should take responsibility and be sentenced in fact are those people working in their offices in Rabat who do not take seriously people‘s problems, especially those working in remote areas like Es-Semara.
Editing by Benjamin Villanti
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