Rabat – Contractual teachers in Morocco have returned to the streets to protest again four days before the school starts for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Hundreds of contractual teachers are flocking in Rabat streets, calling on the government to integrate them in the public sector.
The teachers were chanting several slogans, including “no to contracts,” “we want integration,” and “we will not give up.”
The teachers, who called themselves “the forcibly contracted educators” have been rallying in the streets since February 20. They suspended the strikes on April 29 after the National Coordination of the “Forcibly Contracted Teachers” issued a statement, stating that teachers decided to go back to work to preserve students’ interests.
The teachers started their protests just four days before the 2019-2020 school season starts.
Throughout the protests, the teachers called to be hired into the public sectors. Demonstrators ale also calling for the abolishment of fixed-term contracts, demanding the end of “discrimination” between contractual teachers and public sector teachers.
In 2016, the Moroccan government began hiring teachers under annually renewable contacts.