Professors of the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN) have radicalized their strike action launched on August 7, until their claims are met. This decision was taken at the Extraordinary Assembly of the Association of Professors of Unikin (APUKIN) held on Tuesday, September 26.
After evaluating the strike, 51 days after its start, APUKIN denounced the ill-will on the part of the Congolese Government not to respond to their demands.
“Apart from some statements of good intentions on the part of the politicians, no consistent further action is recorded in relation to the claims. Today more than yesterday, it is a question for the university professors to go through the decision taken since August 7, 2017, to defend and to obtain their rights “, stressed the President of the APUKIN, Antoine Kitombole.
APUKIN’s demands concern the application of the framework law on education promulgated by the Head of State, Joseph Kabila, since 11 February 2014, the readjustment of wages at the budget rate and the reimbursement of the overpayment on the Vehicle Purchase Contract.