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Conflict Incident Report

Students in front of Education Ministry protest certificates

Date of incident: 
August 21, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
School Students
Ministry of Education

School students of classes subjected to official exams gathered on Thursday in front of the Education and Higher Learning Ministry to protest the certificates of success given to students and call instead upon teachers to correct the exams and give, based on the corrections, official degrees.
The students considered the certificate phenomenon to be threatening the next academic year if prevailed.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Policy conflicts
Conflicts associated with political decisions, government or state policies regarding matters of public concern, such as debates concerning law reforms, electoral laws, and protests of the government’s political decisions, among others.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Conflicts of socio-economic development
Conflicts associated with lack of, or gaps in economic development, opportunities and access to resources.