High School Teachers On Strike

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Sorong, Jubi – Dozens of high school teachers working for SMA Negeri I Sorong Municipality, Papua Barat Province, went on strike on Tuesday to protest against the principal and the treasurer, accusing them of not being transparent in managing school funds.  

Only pupils who are on national test preparation class conducted the learning activity while other pupils just walked down through the school’s yard.

The 11th grade pupil Yunus (16 years old) whom reporter met at the school’s yard admitted they didn’t learn today because the teachers didn’t come.

“We don’t know what is really matter but today many teachers do not come and we have information that they are on the strike,” he said on Monday (25/1/2016)

According to a school staff, the number of teachers of SMA Negeri 1 Sorong Municipality is 40 but only 8 teachers were coming for teaching.

A teacher Abdul Manan when contacted said the teachers are on strike to protest against the principal and treasurer who are considered not being transparent in managing the school’s fund.

“We have made a written statement and submitted to the Education Office Chief and Commission A of Sorong Municipal Legislative Council proposing the principal and treasurer of SMA Negeri 1 to be replaced,” he said.

Sorong Municipal Education Office Chief, Dra. Hermin confirmed the education office would take action to solve the problem at that school; therefore the learning process would not be disturbed. (*/rom)