JUBA – Lecturers at South Sudan’s Bahr el Ghazal university are on a one-week strike over outstanding salaries that hasn’t been paid by the government since almost a year ago.
“The teaching staff of the University of Bahr el Ghazal sat on Saturday and they declared a unilateral strike which commenced today until the 22nd of this month,” Joseph Ohure, the Secretary-General of Bah el Ghazal University Academic Staff General Assembly said on Monday was quoted by the Juba-based Eye Radio.
“The reason for this strike is we have spent almost nine months now without salaries that is why the general assembly of the teaching staff has declared to go on strike,” he added.
The lecturer said the strike which commenced today will continue for a week, and then will continue indefinitely if their salaries are not paid by the government, saying they are not targeting the students.
“We are not targeting our students but we are placing our concerns to the authorities to settle our dues. If they are able to settle our dues on time, we shall resume with lectures and examinations.”