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Articles from Niger

  1. Standards and working conditions 16 April 2021

    Niger: strong union reaction following school fire

    On April 13, a fire destroyed a school built with temporary materials on the outskirts of Niamey in Niger. Twenty-five of the 38 straw-covered classrooms in the school were ravaged by the fire.

    Niger: strong union reaction following school fire
  2. Union renewal and development 25 November 2020

    Niger: Trade union unity on skill development and improved working conditions for teachers

    With the help of the of Education International’s COVID-19 Solidarity Fund, the national unions that are members of Education International affiliate structure in Niger (IESNI) have collaborated in the organisation of an Inclusive Education Policy Forum, a skill development workshop for twenty-five female teachers, and the organisation of an awareness-raising...

    Niger: Trade union unity on skill development and improved working conditions for teachers
  3. Union growth 21 October 2020

    “Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.

    Cherine Sabry

    Unions and governments have been in conflict since the dawn of time. The mere existence of unions as a force to defend workers’ rights where governments fail to do so in and of itself leads to this conflictual relationship. In Africa, unions have rarely been consulted during the COVID-19 crisis...

    “Africa: Collaboration between Unions and Governments for a Better Future in Education”, by Cherine Sabry.
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 2 June 2020

    Niger: an intolerable situation for more than 2,500 teachers

    Schools that had been closed since 20 March reopened on 1 June, but the status and safety of thousands of teachers are still in danger.

    Niger: an intolerable situation for more than 2,500 teachers
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 17 October 2019

    “Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.

    Mugwena Maluleke

    African nations actively participated in the development of the Sustainable Development Agenda that acknowledged the centrality of education in the achievement of all other plans for a better world. Like other nations of the world, they committed to the provision of a single, renewed education agenda that is holistic, ambitious...

    “Higher ambitions for education and copyright in Africa and the world”, by Mugwena Maluleke.
  6. Climate action and literacy 15 October 2019

    Niger: education unions stand together against climate change

    Niger’s teaching unions, brought together under the Education International branch in the country, have recently led a number of activities in connection with the Global Week of Climate Action, most notably the Day of Reflections on Climate Change, while also lending their support to the climate march which was organised...

    Niger: education unions stand together against climate change
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 17 April 2019

    Global education union leaders in solidarity with African educators living in violence-ridden countries

    The Education International Executive Board has sent out solidarity letters to member organisations in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Nigeria; countries where political and terrorist violence has taken the lives of teachers, academics, and education support personnel.

    Global education union leaders in solidarity with African educators living in violence-ridden countries
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 September 2017

    Niger: unions challenge the government’s teacher evaluation

    While Niger’s education unions are not opposed to teacher evaluation, they are criticising the Minister’s failure to listen to their advice concerning the form the tests should take and the consequences facing teachers’ careers.

    Niger: unions challenge the government’s teacher evaluation
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 4 July 2017

    Niger: Trade unionist teacher elected to National Commission on Human Rights

    In a significant move, the General Secretary of the Syndicat National des Agents de la Formation et de l'Education du Niger, has been appointed as the workers’ representative on the National Commission on Human Rights in Niger.

    Niger: Trade unionist teacher elected to National Commission on Human Rights
  10. Climate action and literacy 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?
  11. Union growth 8 December 2016

    Niger: united teachers demand that government fulfil its promises

    For the first time ever, education trade unions in Niger have called for a national strike to demand the integration of contract teachers into the civil service, and the payment of wage arrears.

    Niger: united teachers demand that government fulfil its promises
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 28 February 2013

    Niger: Teachers union calls on government to negotiate in good faith

    The Syndicat National des Agents de la Formation et de l’Education du Niger(SYNAFEN), one of EI’s national affiliates, has called on the Government to respect the country’s Constitution and urged that dialogue and not force be used to resolve conflict. It made its demands in a Statement published after it...

    Niger: Teachers union calls on government to negotiate in good faith
  13. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 13 November 2012

    Niger: Evaluating pupils and teachers to achieve quality education

    Education is the bedrock of social development, a subject that has always been of concern to society. This concern is shared at both the family and community level and on a much wider scale, as can be seen from the holding of major conferences such as those in Jomtien and...

    Niger: Evaluating pupils and teachers to achieve quality education
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 8 June 2010

    Interview with Laouali Issoufou, EFAIDS Coordinator in Niger

    Laouali Issoufou of SNEN, one of six unions in Niger coordinating the EFAIDS Programme talks about quality in education and breaking down HIV stigma.

    Interview with Laouali Issoufou, EFAIDS Coordinator in Niger
  15. Standards and working conditions 4 May 2006

    Niger: Reduction of teacher salary is unacceptable!

    In support of Nigerien education personnel and their union SNEN, EI voiced its strong protests over the government's unilateral decision to reduce teacher salary in a letter dated 3 May. EI reminds the country's President that teaching is a profession and not a voluntary work.

    Niger: Reduction of teacher salary is unacceptable!
  16. Standards and working conditions 16 March 2006

    Niger: March for education

    Up to 15,000 teachers, students and human rights activists yesterday marched through Niger's capital, Niamey, demanding more funding for the education system.

    Niger: March for education