Kaduna Teachers Go On Strike, Despite Gov’s Threat
Public primary school teachers in Kaduna State have embarked on an indefinite strike to force the state government to reverse its decision on sacked teachers.
The state Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai announced last year that over 2, 000 teachers would be sacked for failing the state competency test.
However, the Nigeria Union of Teachers has directed its members to embark on indefinite strike if the government would not reverse its decision.
On Monday, the teachers refused to turn up for work, leaving the classrooms scanty while the pupils stayed without having lessons.
The teachers said that they would have to obey the NUT order and would not resume until the government would reverse its sacking order.
Meanwhile, the state Governor, El-Rufai had said that the government would take drastic action against any teacher who refused to resume at his duty post, including outright dismissal.
He said in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Samuel Aruwan that the government would not tolerate the attitude of the teachers to work, adding that he would not change the decision of terminating the appointment of teachers who failed the competency test.