Many have completed their studies two or three years ago and, according to them, have not yet gotten a job. Yesterday, they gathered with banners and burned tires in the ENS cabinet.
as reported from Antananarivo, Like Laetitia
“ENS students in Madagascar on strike for recruitment” “President gives us posts” indicates the banners hung on the company’s portal. In the surroundings, a large deployment of security forces.
In Madagascar, students and graduates of the Ecole normal supérieure in Antananarivo and other regions, including the ENS in Diego Suarez, far north, demonstrated yesterday for the second day in a row. They wanted to express their dissatisfaction with the teacher recruitment system introduced by the Ministry of Education. The day before, they had taken to the streets to express their anger, and their demonstration had turned into clashes with police, causing one injured and three arrests.
Charles, 28, graduated two years ago but has yet to be recruited. “If we studied here, it was to be a teacher and be sure to have a job, but when there are recruitments at the ministry level, they do not give us a job. We feel completely neglected. I am currently unemployed even though I was studying at a large school. We will ask President Andry Rajoelina to consider our fair value. He recently inaugurated standards-compliant schools, so we ask teachers who have followed proper studies to teach so that everything is up to standards. “
No job for everyone, the minister replies
Students who condemn a fuzzy job-sharing policy for normal require insurance to have a civil servant job once their studies are completed. Eric Randrianantenaina is the student president of ENS Antananarivo. “There are about 600 candidates still waiting for a position at ENS Antananarivo. Some have been patient for three years. What we are asking for is the application of the 2018 Memorandum of Understanding on the systematic recruitment of candidates. ”
The contact states a source within the Ministry of Education that “the ministry is recruiting according to the available budgetary positions, its needs within human resources and skills. If students require systematic recruitment of all graduates, this is not possible. There are five ENS in Madagascar. These are organizations affiliated with the Ministry of Higher Education and a university and like any university graduate it is up to the students to look for work afterwards. For the next wave of recruitment, the Minister of National Education has already announced that there are budget positions available for candidates from the ESA, but not for everyone, ”she said.
Negotiations between student representatives and the ministries concerned, in particular national education and higher education, began on Thursday. The meeting is scheduled to continue this Friday at If their request is not met, the students indicate that they will continue their movement.