Abia state primary school teachers & NUT end 3 months strike
The Head Mistress of Tenant Road Primary School, Mrs Onyekachi Uka, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the teachers agreed to return to classes in a meeting of NUT held at the Constitution Crescent Primary School, Aba.
Other demands included the payment of the outstanding promotion and leave allowances by the state government.
A NAN correspondent, who visited some of the schools in Aba metropolis, reports that some pupils reported to school in line with the NUT announcement in some sections of the local media.
Teachers were however no where to be seen in all the schools visited.
A teacher told NAN on the condition of anonymity that “teachers cannot return to classes unless their demands were met.”
She said that the state government entered into an agreement with the teachers about two years ago but reneged on its promise.
At Umuode Community Primary school in Osisioma Local Government Area, few pupils were seen playing in the compound but the school’s staff rooms were under lock and key.
Also at the Okigwe Road Primary Schools I and II in Aba South Local Government Area, some pupils were also seen but teachers were visibly absent.
(By Ijendu Iheaka – NAN)