Lecturers of the University of Douala are as from this Tuesday engaging on a five day protest in the institution.
The announcement is made public in a press release signed by Eyango Djombi Desmond Regional Coordinator of the National Union of Teachers of Higher Education (SYNES), which informs the public that lecturers from the University are as from this Tuesday November 21, 2017 beginning a strike action due to end on Sunday November 26, 2017.
In a telephone chat with Cameroon News Today-CNT, the Regional Coordinator of SYNES revealed that he met many times with the rector of the University of Douala to discuss on the purpose of the strike “we are decrying the degrading working conditions of lecturers; we are still to have offices, an unfulfilled promise running for about 24 years today, we lack toilets and portable water in some buildings at the university, our campuses are extremely dirty, its more and more unbearable”
The regional coordinator also stressed on the need for the rector of the institution to take full responsibility and address the issues himself “the Minister of Higher Education should not be living Yaounde just to address such an issue, the Rector has power, enough power to resolve the situation, He should do that”.
It’s worth noting that the strike action do not concern lecturers constituted in Juries, as students are since the beginning of this month defending varied thesis in different faculties of the University.