OTS Protest: President Paul Biya Gives into Teachers Demands

By A.J

The Government of Cameroon has finally given into the numerous demands of teachers following over three weeks of strike across the country.

Guided by the OTS (On a Trop Supporté) and Craie Mort slogan, the teachers absconded from classrooms and expressed their discontent on social media for some weeks across some regions of the country.

These teachers’ complain of horrible work conditions, discrimination in their field, and no payment of salaries and integration.

The death of Mr. Hamidou, a sports instructor at the Government Bilingual High School Beka, in the Far North Region increased the calls for the strike.

The image of the deceased teacher had made rounds on social media platforms after it was alleged he had worked for 10 years without a salary.

With the turn of events, President Paul Biya yesterday March 10, 2022, ordered a dialogue with the protesting teachers. He also instructed that the teachers be paid their outstanding salaries and allowances as soon as possible.

This decision was contained in a document Gina Informs has seen. The letter is signed by Secretary-General at the Presidency Ferdinand Ngoh Ngoh and addressed to Prime Minister Dion Ngute.

President Paul Biya also instructed the Ministry of Public service to “…treat as a matter of urgency,” integration files from the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education.

A press statement is also expected today on instructions of the Head of State, for the stakeholders to lay forward a plan of how these measures will be effected.

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