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Haiti’s Gov’t criticizes teachers’ strike and school attacks

Haiti’s Gov’t criticizes teachers’ strike and school attacks

Port-au-Prince, Apr 14 (Prensa Latina) Haiti´s Ministry of Education railed against teachers' strike and condemned attacks on several education centers.

After the students marched on capital´s main streets to demand their right to education, Minister Josué Argenor Cadet said he was knocked on his kneels by teachers’ decision to take to the streets to demand a debit card.

The strike took hundreds of students to the streets, who also accused the Government of financially support the armed gangs and not education, and condemned that not having educators did not exempt them from taking state tests.

It is inconceivable that both teachers and Education Ministry agents can refuse to provide their service for which they are paid regularly, under the pretext of a debit card that is not a legal right, Cadet said in a statement.

He also regretted deeply that some individuals violently stormed into schools, forcing students and school staffers to leave the facility, while smashing up the teaching aids.

‘It is unacceptable and intolerable this barbaric and retrograde practice continues to affect Haitian schools´ operations and to violate the right to education of our children,’ he stated.

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