CÔTE D'IVOIRE: Bouaké teachers work to rule

Teachers at the University of Bouaké have gone ahead with their decision to work to rule, and are demanding back payments owed to them since 2006-07 before they will resume extra teaching duties, reported Notre Voie of Abidjan (see "Academics feeling the pinch", University World News, 6 July 2008).

According to Le Nouveau Réveil of Abidjan, the university has "not received a franc" since December 2007, since when "overtime, supervision payments, research bonuses, remuneration for teacher exchanges to and from Bouaké have not been paid".

The teachers are also protesting against "discriminatory and frustrating management", because colleagues at the universities of Cocody and d'Abobo-Adjamé have received the overtime and bonuses which they have not been paid.