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Disengaged Teachers – NUT Urges Bauchi Govt to Resolve Issue

| March 18, 2013 More

Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has called on the Bauchi State government, to as a matter of urgency, resolve the contentious issues of the disengaged 2000 teachers in the state and immediately resume salary payments.

NUT President Comrade Micheal Olukoya Alogba made the call in Abuja at a press briefing on the lingering face-off between Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and teachers in the state.

Alogba said, “It should be recalled that Bauchi Universal Education Board sometimes in December 2012, disengaged about 2000 primary school teachers, on the inexcusable grounds of possessing a National Certificate of Education of the National Teachers Institute.

“All efforts to convince the Bauchi government to appreciate that NTI is a federal institution, legally established to train and certify teachers in this regards, fell on deaf ears. At the intervention of the Elders Forum in Bauchi, the state government accepted to verify the genuineness of the certificates.

“Yet till date, the teachers have not been recalled, even after the intervention of the elders and the national leadership of the union,” he said.

Olukoya added that all attempts by the leadership of the union to meet with Governor Isa Yuguda to resolve the matter were “rebuffed.”

While lamenting that payment of teachers’ salaries from January till date had been stopped, he urged the state government to immediately release check-off dues to the union as stipulated by the laws of the country.

He assured teachers in the state of the union’s continued support in resolving the conflict while calling on Governor Yuguda to grant the leadership of the union audience so as to fast track the resolution of the conflict.

Category: Bauchi State News

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