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Don’t sack teachers, NUT warns FCT council chairmen

Nigerian Union of Teachers NUT
Nigerian Union of Teachers NUT

The Chairman of the FCT wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Stephen Knabayi, has cautioned the FCT area council chairmen against disengaging teachers of public schools in the territory, saying the union is ever ready to resist such move.

Knabayi, who was speaking with newsmen in Gwagwalada at the weekend, was reacting to moves by some of the chairmen to disengage some teachers of the Local Education Authority (LEA).

He said there were laid down procedures that must be followed in sacking any staff, noting that a teacher could only be disengaged when such teacher did not have the necessary requirements/credentials to teach.

He said, “And that is why NUT is frowning at actions and attitudes of some of these newly elected area council chairmen in particular for coming out to feel that their predecessors did not do well.”

According to him, there are many rural schools across the FCT that are in need of more teachers.

He also cautioned the newly elected council chairmen against moves to stop the deduction of teachers’ arrears from the Joint Account Allocation Committee (JAAC) as unanimously agreed with the FCT minister and the six council chairmen.

He said, “Yes, we are aware that some council chairmen had written to JAAC to stop deduction of teachers’ promotion arears, a template which was agreed upon between the union and the chairmen and the minister, but we shall resist such move too.”

City & Crime had reported that the authorities of Gwagwalada and Abaji area councils had setup committees to disengage area council and LEA staff, a decision that has since been generating reactions from stakeholders.

 

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