Catholic Schools Students Demonstrate for Teachers’ Salary

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Several students of Catholic schools on Friday demonstrated in front of the Catholic Education Secretariat in Monrovia, demanding authority of the institution to pay five-month areas own the teachers.

The students came from several Catholic schools within the Church’s Monrovia Archdiocese, chanting: “Please pay our teachers, we want go back in class to learn.”

Some of students told reporters that they were disappointed in the school authority’s alleged failure to settle teachers’ pays, calling on them to stop shifting blames on the Ebola crisis.

Authorities at the Catholic Education Secretariat are yet to respond on the ensuing matter.

On February 3, 2015 the Association of Catholic School Teachers and Support Staff held a mass meeting and unanimously resolved to stage a ‘go-slow action’ which began on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

According to the president of the Association, Alphonso Quire, their decision was predicated upon the alleged refusal of the Church’s education department to pay them, in spite of interventions by some well-meaning Liberians.

“The teachers leadership is calling on all teachers under the banner of the Association to report to their respective schools only to sign and refrain from entering any classroom for the purpose of teaching,” he pointed out.