In response to the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold jail sentences against 20 teachers, the National Education Union denounced these judgments and declared “its commitment to protest against this attack on public education.”
The Rabat Court of Appeal upheld the initial sentences, leading to a two-month suspended sentence for 19 teachers, and a three-month jail term for teacher Nezha Majdi.
The Union, a member of the Democratic Confederation of Labor Union, said it “views these developments as an attack on freedoms guaranteed by the constitution and international treaties and a grave assault on public schools and teachers’ dignity.”
The Union emphasized that these “unfair sentences represent another chapter in the infringement of liberties, rights, and the public image the teacher (enjoys)” in Morocco.
The Union urged teachers “to stage protests in all educational institutions on May 25, 2023, and to wear badges throughout the examination period.”
The Union also said it plans to stage various forms of activism to protest against the sentences.