Teachers’ strike: Parents beg union, council on speedy resolution
Written by City Radio on January 13, 2023
Some parents in Kuje Area Council of FCT have called on the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Kuje Area Council to reach a workable resolution to enable primary school pupils to resume classes in the area.
The parents, who made the call in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kuje, said the strike was having a negative impact on the pupils and appealed for speedy resolution.
NAN recalls that the primary school teachers in Kuje had on Monday embarked on an indefinite strike over failure by the area council to meet some demands of the union.
The union through its Chairman, Mr Audu Lucky, had listed the demands as the non-payment of salaries to 2018 recruited teachers whose salaries were abruptly stopped by the council chairman in September 2022.
However, Mrs Sarah Luka, a parent in Chukuku community, called on both the union and the council chairman to convene and proffer adequate solutions and help resolve the lingering teachers strike.
“We also want to call for a law mandating State actors and their nuclear families to attend only public schools while in office.”
Also, Mr Silas Lagi, a parent at Pegi area, feared that the strike would make children shift focus to other things that they did not budget for.
Meanwhile, the statement affirmed that the union had directed all primary school teachers in the area to stay away from their duty posts while parents are advised to keep their children and wards safe at home.
The Kuje Area Council is yet to react to the development, but NAN gathered that the council would meet with the NUT leadership today (Jan. 13)