Around 40 teachers from the French High School, Lycee Francais de Pondichery, took part in a one-day strike on Monday to protest against the non-renewal of contract of the teacher for economics.

Speaking to The Hindu , one of the protestors, Guillome, said that they had only one teacher for economics and social sciences and the French Government had not renewed the contract for the teacher and instructed the Lycee to look at a local contract, which had caused panic among teachers and parents.

Over the past five years, the French government had slowly started withdrawing support to the school, making it difficult to manage, he added.