DeltaStrike: Delta govt. frowns at disruption of sec. schools academic work State Government has
expressed dissatisfaction over
the actions of the Nigerian Union
of Teachers, NUT, Delta State
chapter who harassed and chased
out some principals, teachers
and students who complied
with the government directive
concerning the resumption of
schools yesterday in some Local
Government Areas.
Official statement from the
state Ministry of Information
signed by Mr. Paul Osahor,
Director of Information indicated
that government frowned at the development and has
therefore warned that it
will not tolerate any act of
intimidation of students and
law abiding Secondary School
Teachers who are going about
their legitimate duties.
The statement described the
disruption of ongoing West
African Senior Certificate
Examination, WASSCE, by
the actions of the NUT as
worrisome and in very bad
taste.
It would be recalled that the
state government had directed
secondary school teachers
across the state to call off their
sympathy strike and resume
work yesterday.
It reiterated that the state
government has met all its
obligations in terms of salary
payment to Secondary School
teachers and as such their
continued sympathy strike
is unreasonable, ill-timed
and suggestive that it is a
calculated attempt to bring
untold hardship to parents and
students.
Government however,
affirmed that secondary
schools have reopened and
that teaching and learning has
commenced just as parents
and guardians are enjoined to
ensure that their children and
wards are encouraged to go to
school.
It therefore requested
chairmen of local government
councils, traditional rulers,
security agencies and the
general public to ensure the
safety of schools in their
domain.


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