Parents, students appeal to Delta Govt. to end teachers’ strike

Asaba, March 21, 2017 (TNE): Stakeholders, including parents and students, have appealed to the Delta Government to find a means for an end to the ongoing teachers’ strike over unpaid salaries and retirement benefits.
The teachers who embarked on the strike on March 9, are also demanding payment of their promotion
arrears and elevation of those due for promotion.
In separate interviews in Asaba on Tuesday, respondents urged the government to enter into dialogue with the Nigeria Union Teachers (NUT).
A parent, Mrs Obiageli Onaih, said government intervention was necessary as the strike could signal the beginning of the end of education system in the state.
Another parent, Mr Festus Okafor, called on the state government to give priority attention to the welfare of teachers.
A student, Master Ifechukwudi Emordi, said that the strike could affect the forthcoming West African School Certificate results.
Emordi appealed to the government to fulfill its obligation to the teachers, and end the strike.
Meanwhile, Mr Joe Iyalekhue, NUT state secretary, said government has yet to meet any of the teachers’ demands.(TNE)
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