Edo state teachers threaten strike over demotion of head teacher


ASUU chapters voting to call off the strike or not - see results
Teachers in Esan North-East Local Government Area have called on the Acting Education Secretary, local government education authority, Oseghale Mary to reverse the deployment and subsequent demotion of one Ikiakhele Agatha, the headteacher of Efandion primary school.

The teachers who issued a 7-day ultimatum said they will not fail to embark on strike if the Acting Education Secretary failed to reverse the deployment and demotion of the headteacher.

This was contained in a petition signed by officials of the Nigeria Union of Teachers ( NUT) local government chapter and addressed to the state executive of the union and the state chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Benin City.

According to the petition, “if this decision is not reversed in the next seven days, we shall have no choice than to shut down education activities in the local government area.”