CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Schoolteachers in central Kapisa province on Thursday staged a protest demonstration demanding a pay raise.
Abdul Wakeel, one of the teachers, said after teaching for 20 years, his salary was still 8,000 afghanis.
“Teachers’ salaries are low compared to other government employee while they are doing the most crucial service. We should have good salary from other government employees,” he said.
Representing other teachers, he said their struggle for rights would continue until the government addressed this issue.
They passed a resolution, asking the government to address their salary and other privileges related issues.
They warned of nation-wide protests in coordination with other teachers if their demands were ignored.
Kapesa Education Director Abdul AleemAyaar said: “Teachers play a vital role in the development and education of our children and it will be good if government thinks about an increment in their salaries and other privileges.”