Secondary school students in Juba demand that classes resume.
On Tuesday, students from Juba’s public secondary schools marched peacefully to protest the suspension of classes as a result of the current teachers’ strike.
Students holding posters with the initials “education is our right” asked that classes resume.
Teachers in Central Equatoria State went on strike in early January because the state education administration failed to pay their wages and allowances in accordance with President Salva Kiir’s directives.
Students from over ten secondary schools marched in front of the state ministry of education and instruction.
Emmanuel Sule, speaking on behalf of the students, said, “We have come to convey our difficulties as students after the indefinite suspension of our education.
We are requesting that the authorities find immediate answers to the problem so that we may return to class as soon as possible.”
Cirisio Zakaria Lado, the state education minister, told students that the stalemate would be resolved shortly.