The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has asked teachers in unity schools to dump membership of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) and join the union as members.
President of the union Michael Olukoya who met with the Minister of education Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i on Thursday in Abuja said henceforth NUT would start operation in the unity schools as soon as they re-open in September.
Olukoya said the union would submit the list of NUT officers who will operate in the schools alongside forms of disengagement of teachers from the senior civil servants association to the teachers union to the Minister’s office.
The union also demanded the immediate payment of the balance of N11,500 to teachers who participated in the 2011 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) training programme and non-implementation of 27.5 percent teachers peculiar allowance by federal government to unity schools teachers and state governments.
He also appealed to federal government that the retirement age for primary and secondary school teachers be increased to 65 years since retirement age for professorial cadre in universities has also been raised.
Responding, Professor Rufa’i said majority of the teachers are civil servants but if they chose to belong to NUT, federal government would not stop them as it was a matter of personal choice.
She said she was not aware that unity schools teachers were to benefit from the teachers peculi