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Big Demo at MMCET

Big Demo at MMCET

Junior staff of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology took to protest on Monday March 5th, this year.

The strike action is similar to last year’s out blown dimension before the commencement of full time lectures. The Monday protest was riotous and required the immediate intervention of the police.

Between the hours of 8:00 and 9am, the junior staff members comprised of the three Campuses had barricaded the main campus. The cause for their protest action, according to a cross section of the protesters was for increase of their salaries and payment of their two months backlog on top of the existing 12 months deficit that is not forthcoming.

Meanwhile, these angry old folks barricaded the roads leading to the main campus with big stones, logs and piled garbage at the administrative building frontage.

Inspector James B. Kargbo of the Lumley Division told this Reporter on the ground that the junior workers’ attitude is unwarranted.  He said they should have issued a 21 day notice prior to the strike action, but failed to do such.

Inspector James ordered for the removal of the filth and logs blocked in the administrative building.

ASP S.S Bangura of the Goderich Police Division ordered the protesters to resume duties, promising to get back to them in due cause.

Moreover, the Registrar appealed to the junior staff to handover the Lecturers room keys, noting it is uncalled for to violate others rights in the process of pursuing their own right.

Principal of the Polytechnic Campus was not around during and when the strike action started, but he later came and admonished the workers to hold their peace until till the next day to settle their issue amicably.

By Mustapha N’demowoma

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