Teachers in Cross River suspend strike

The government asked them to resume.

The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, in Cross River on Tuesday suspended the three-day-old strike by its members and urged them to resume work immediately.

The NUT Chairman, Njom Nyambi, announced the suspension of the strike at a meeting of the union in Calabar, saying teachers should resume work to create way for the smooth running of the school system.

He said the strike was called off to give room for negotiation with the government on the implementation of 27.5 per cent Teachers Peculiar Allowance.

The Commissioner for Education, Offiong Offiong, also directed all principals, head teachers, teachers, students and pupils to return to school.

Mr. Offiong urged principals and teachers to take into consideration the three days lost to the strike with a view to making up for the lost time.

“Classes should resume immediately so that the syllabus will be effectively covered in preparation for the forthcoming internal and external examinations,” he said.

The teachers embarked on strike over government’s failure to pay the allowance.

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