Public primary school teachers in Edo State on Monday stuck to their guns, as they shunned the resumption order of Governor Godwin Obaseki. The Governor had threatened to invoke the ‘no work, no pay policy,’ if the teachers, under the auspice of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), failed to cut their indefinite strike and resume for academic activities at their respective schools.
The stay at home order of the teachers grounded academic activities in most public primary schools visited by our correspondent.
Some of the schools in Benin City were devoid of the usual hustling and bustling by students, and the regular academic activities, as teachers were conspicuously absent.
The Edo State wing of NUT had on January 18, 2021, declared a state-wide indefinite strike to protest against the non-fulfillment of its 10-point demands by the state government.
In reaction, the state government last Thursday, in a statement by the secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie, threatened activation of ‘no work, no pay policy’ on any defaulting teachers who failed to resume.