Edo teachers set date to kickoff indefinite strike

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Edo state has directed all primary school teachers and school heads to embark on an indefinite strike beginning from next Monday, January 18, 2021.
The union noted that the directive was sequel to the expiration of the 14 and 21-day ultimatum earlier issued to the state government over unpaid entitlements amongst other demands. 

The teachers urged parents to keep their children and wards away from schools throughout the period of  strike and disregard any form of propaganda, blackmail, announcements and intimidation against the “lawful decisions” of the union.

This was contained in a communique issued at the end of the union’s enlarged State Wing Executive Council (SWEC) meeting held on Tuesday January 12, 2021.
The communique was signed by state chairman, Pius Okhueleigbe and assistant secretary general Moni Mike Modesty Itua and three others.
According to the communique, “all public primary school heads and teachers in the 18 local government areas of Edo state should ensure that all teaching and learning tools in their possessions are completely put in off-mode,”.

While commending the Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA) committee on  education, the teachers expressed dismay over “the glaring and persistent non-challant attitude of the Edo state government by not initiating attempts to dialogue on the issues.”