Academic year severely disrupted since Sept.
Teachers continue protests despite calls to resume classes in Sulaymaniyah
SULAYMANIYAH — Despite calls to resume teaching, a notable number of teachers in Sulaymaniyah, Halabja, Raperin, and Garmiyan are continuing their strike and boycotts of classes.
Protests today highlight the teachers’ ongoing dissatisfaction, despite the Ministry of Education’s pressure. Authorities have reportedly directed school principals to compile lists of teachers failing to return, potentially facing disciplinary measures for not attending classes.
During these protests, 964media reports that some schools in the affected regions have managed to partially restart classes, with several teachers resuming their responsibilities. In places like Ranya, education officials are drafting alternative rosters of teachers to replace those absent due to protests.
The protesters’ primary demands include the regular distribution of salaries, the initiation of promotions, and a resumption in hiring permanent staff over temporary contracts.