Demanding increase in salaries and support to education | Teachers of educational centre protest in Al-Gharanij in Deir Ezzor
Deir Ezzor province: SOHR activists have reported that several teachers of the educational centre of Gharanij town in eastern Deir Ezzor countryside, have participated in protests demanding the reconstruction of the Ministry of Education in Deir Ezzor and hold corrupted authority figures responsible, and demanding an increase in their monthly salaries to suit the living conditions and the high prices.
According to reliable SOHR sources, those who participated in the protests also demanded payment of maternity salaries for the past year and to allocate a transportation allowance for teachers who were appointed outside their areas, in addition to hiring guards on schools, hiring teachers to fill the existing shortage and directing humanitarian organizations to support education in Deir Ezzor.
On September 25, teaching staff and a number of residents of Al-Shuhail town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor participated in a protest to express their rejection over the new educational curriculum developed by the “Autonomous Administration” in north-eastern Syria.
The protestors issued a statement rejecting the curriculum, which the teachers considered unacceptable because of the various violations of religion and customs of society.
On September 22, Several male and female teachers participated in a protest staged at Euphrates educational complex in Abu Hammam and Al-Kashkiyah towns in eastern Deir Ezzor countryside to express their rejection of the new educational curriculum developed by the “Autonomous Administration” in north-eastern Syria.
The protestors also demanded a monthly salary increase that is nearly 260,000 SYP, equivalent to only 57 USD.