The teachers are demanding the payment of their salary arrears owed them by the Government as well as an improvement on their status as civil servants.
In a note informing the Divisional Officer of Yaounde I on the planned strike is scheduled to hold between the 27-28 February.
The 5000 teachers drawn from the ten regions of the country plan to stage a sit in strike at the Prime Minister’s office, the Ministries of Finance, Public Service and Administrative Reforms as well that of Secondary Education.
The sit-in strike will also be marked by by a peaceful protest marcha cross the streets in Yaounde.
The teachers called the attention of the Minister of Secondary Education on Januray 10, 2018 through an open letter. This led to a concertation between both parties on February 6 between both parties but no tangible solution was arrived at prompting the teachers to embark on this protest march.
However, it is now left to be seen if the Divisional Officer will allow the protest march to go on as planned.
These teachers last staged a protest march on March 27, 2017 after which a committee was set up to look into their problems but very few have since benefitted from their arrears.
« Some of us have even died without receive a dime of money owed us, » the teachers said in their protest manifesto.