29 January 2013

Nigeria: Bauchi Primary School Teachers Suspend Strike

Bauchi — Bauchi State wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has suspended its indefinite strike in protest against the ongoing staff verification exercise, saying its decision to suspend the industrial action was in the best interest of education development in the state.

The suspension of the strike was contained in a statement in Bauchi yesterday signed by the state NUT Chairman Comrade Muhammad Kawu Modi and Secretary Comrade Musa G Ali. The statement equally directed all teachers to report to their places of work for full academic activities.

Primary school teachers in the state refused to open school since January 7 following disagreement between them and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) over the board's plan decision to send back over 5,000 allegedly discovered unqualified teachers back to school.

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