Members of the Oyo State wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has commenced an indefinite strike owing to delay in payment of salaries and other requests.
Primary School Teachers across public schools on Monday began an indefinite strike as meeting between the Oyo state wing of the National Union Of Teachers and the Government over delay in payment of Primary School Teachers’ salaries ended in deadlock.
Recall that in a letter made available to Newsmen on Friday, the Union said the appeal by the state government not to embark on the strike was inconsequential as none of the demand is met.
The Union, thereby reiterates its plan that all teachers in Public Primary Schools in the state should embark on an indefinite strike action from Monday, May 20.
It should also be recalled that the demand of the teachers include implementation of approved promotion benefits to the Public Primary School Teachers from 2011 to 2016.
Payment of 2018 Leave Grant to Primary School teachers among others.
If government failed to attend to the teacher’s request, the strike action will be coming a week to the celebration of Children’s Day and may further jeopardise the record of the state as the only state with the highest number of out-of-school children in south west Nigeria, according to a report by StatiSense, a data consulting firm.