Teachers Embark On Strike In Bauchi

Teachers Embark On Strike In Bauchi

Bauchi State Chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, has ordered all primary and junior secondary school teachers in the state to commence a stay-at-home order following the failure of the state government to meet their demands.

State Chairman of NUT, Mr. Kawu Modi, and Principal Secretary, Mr. Ahmad Aminu, in a statement after the State Executive Council's emergency meeting in Bauchi, said their action was

necessitated by the failure of the state government to meet their demands.

The union demanded for the payment of one month arrears of 27.5 percent to primary school teachers, 12.5 percent to administrative staff of the local education authorities, payment of the enhancement allowance to primary school teachers and implementation of the three years promotion of primary and junior secondary school teachers in the state.

The union also frowned at the intended screening/test exercise organised by the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, for all primary school teachers, saying such exercise was likely to destroy the future of its members as the intention was to downgrade thousands of its members and dismiss others.

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