“We demand better working conditions," the disgruntled teachers chanted while carrying banners with slogans expressing their grievances.
“Stop the injustice against teachers" or "The dignity of the teacher above all consideration” some of the banners declared.
A spokesman for the protesters insisted that the teachers have lost all patience and that they won’t remain silent about their unattractive wages and allowances.
He explained that the current salary of a high school teacher in Mauritania does not cover the minimum threshold of his needs in terms of decent food, housing and health care.
“We do not rule out any legitimate means to reach our goal”, the spokesman warned, encouraging other high school unions to join their industrial action.