During the second semester of this past school year, the full-time teachers of Benin went on strike. Then, some of the students went on strike, in solidarity with the teachers and in the hope that adding even more chaos to the school year would force the government to intervene to end the strike sooner.
The students at my school, influenced by students in the big city who came to agitate in our village, wrote a manifesto when they went on strike. Below is a photo of the manifesto, plastered on various places around the school campus.
Below are photos of the empty school and desks put in the “corridor”.