TEACHERS RESUME WORK AFTER TWO WEEKS STRIKE

TEACHERS RESUME WORK
AFTER TWO WEEKS STRIKE
Primary and secondary
school teachers in Delta State on Thursday 4th October, 2012 resumed
office, after the strike they embarked on 18th September, 2012, over
the non-payment of their arrears and consolidated salary structure,
among other issues.

The schools
visited by Ika Weekly in Ika land have all resumed fully, as teachers
were seen teaching some few pupils/students that came to school.

Speaking on
the issue the Headmaster of Ekei Primary School, Owa-ekei in Ika
North-east Local Government Area of Delta State, Chief Dr. Peter
Onyesom said the state government has called off the strike, but has
not still paid them their arrears and consolidated salary structure,
but all the same that he believes that state government will pay
them in no distant time. He charged parents to send their children
back to school, because the strike has been called off, adding
“strike is not our friend but our enemy because it delays
academic work, stressing that education is a veritable of change in
all its ramification.

Onyesom, urged
teachers in various schools to be hard working, in order to make up
with the two weeks, that the strike has taken from the academic
calendar. He admonished the state government to succumb to the
demands of teachers and meet their needs, as the future of the
children in the state are at stake, adding that the future of
Nigerian are in the hands of the children of today.

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