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Bauchi pry school teachers call off strike

| January 29, 2013 More

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PRIMARY school teachers in Bauchi State, under the aegis of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Bauchi State chapter, on Monday, suspended their three-week-old strike, a decision they said was in the best interest of development of education in the state.

The teachers, who refused to resume for second term on January 7, had been at loggerheads with the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) over the latter’s move to send about 5,000 unqualified teachers back to school.

The lingering crisis, which had since forced all public primary schools in the state to close, made the state government to issue a directive that all primary school teachers in the state must resume for duty on Monday, or consider themselves sacked.

The union, in a statement signed by its state chairman, Muhammad Kawu Modi and secretary, Musa Ali, which was made available to journalists in Bauchi, on Monday, directed all teachers to report for work at the various schools from Monday.

The statement added that the union suspended the strike after listening to the voices of elders and other concerned citizens of the state.

The NUT commended the state governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda, for giving them the opportunities of verification of their credentials and pledged their cooperation.

Category: Bauchi State News

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