WorldCôte d'Ivoire: A march of doctoral graduates dispersed in Abidjan

Côte d’Ivoire: A march of doctoral graduates dispersed in Abidjan


AA / Abidjan / Fulbert Yao

A march of some 3,000 doctorate holders, demanding their recruitment into the public service, was dispersed this Wednesday morning in Abidjan by the police.

The security forces, which were deployed in the commune of Plateau, dispersed the demonstrators with tear gas.

According to one of the spokespersons of the collective of doctors, Gouledehi Jean, at least twenty of his comrades were arrested by the police during the operation.

“We are more than 3000 doctors from Ivory Coast and we want the State to look into our fate. Our right to employment is violated. That we stop leaving us in misery. Our parents suffered for that we are at this level. We have to work to make them come back. A doctorate is not just any diploma. Instead of a job, it is tear gas bombs that we receive. We have been trained. We must work, “he said.

On Tuesday, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Adama Diawara, received the collective of doctors.

He had advocated appeasement and dialogue for the benefit of all.

Another meeting is scheduled for Thursday 04 November at Félix Houphouet Boigny University in Abidjan.

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