Twic teachers urged to resume work after striking over dismissed colleagues

The acting commissioner of Twic County in Warrap state has urged teachers to resume teaching after they went on a strike.

Last week on Thursday, the State Ministry of General Education and Instruction issued suspended five teachers and County Education Director for 3-months without pay.

The teachers and the official were accused of deducting money meant for teachers’ salaries and circulating defamatory information against the ministry, and disobedience.

They denied mismanaging the salaries. Their denial was also supported by some teachers who said they willingly contributed part of their salaries to facilitate the committee’s transportation to Kuajok to present teachers’ complaints over unpaid arrears.

The suspension of the teachers and the official prompted educators in Twic County to lay down their tools on Friday.

They vowed not to return to work unless the five teachers resume their duties.

In response, Mangok Kom Nyuol, Acting Commissioner of Twic County urged the teachers to resume teaching, saying the matter will be resolved at an administrative level.

“These pupils are ours and you need to be mindful of their future. I am very sure that your demands will be investigated starting from today with the ministry. So, let’s investigate the condition of our children,” he stated.

The five teachers suspended without pay are Mr. James Nhomacot Deng, James Malong Ater, Ring Deng Mathiang, Kuol Malual and David Deng Atem.

The suspended Education Director of Twic County is Mawith Angok Deng.

The suspension of the six was issued on Thursday, October 13, 2022.