Teachers in morocco staged demonstrations to prompt the government to amend their professional status that has dwindled in public education in morocco for the past 4 years.
The issue which was taken to Rabat court for trial to seek justice for the ungodly sanction of the teachers, unfortunately, saw a negative verdict from the judge as the teachers involved who were apprehended were to observe 3 months in prison on a teacher for “contempt of a constituted body” Souad Brahma, who has decided to appeal, told AFP.
The teachers were apprehended and charged with ”unauthorized assembly” and “violation of the state of health emergency,” according to the Secretary – General of the National Federation of Education (FNE), Abderrazzak Drissi.
From information gathered from a local outlet, 25 other people are still being prosecuted for the same reasons while the teachers’ mobilization continues.
The trade unionist for the country has however sought “for an end to the cycle of arrests and trials to find a definitive solution to this case”.
Since 2016, morocco has employed over ten thousand teachers on fixed-term contracts (CDD) These teachers that are hired on contract launched a strike and demonstrated in 2019 due to the government reluctant to make them permanent staff.
The result of the demonstration made the government agree to integrate them into permanent contracts within the regional academies of the national education system.
On Friday, these teachers launched another strike again which has been looming even before February end to denounce the unfair and fabricated condemnations of their colleague