Pupils in public primary schools in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Abuja, may stay at home longer as teachers have vowed not to teach them until their demands for payment of their entitlements were met.
Parents who took their children to school on Monday after a period of 7 months closure due to the outbreak of coronavirus, were chased out by the teachers under the aegis of the Nigerian Union of Teachers.(NUT)FCT.
The NUT said its action was informed by the refusal of the Area Council Chairmen in the FCT to implement the national minimum wage as well as payment of arrears.
The Union said while the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) had commenced the payment of the new minimum wage, the six Area Councils who are responsible for payment of primary school teachers have refused to pay.
The FCTA had announced reopening of schools under it for Monday, October 12, while also cancelling Third Term including school fees for the Term and directed private schools in the territory to comply