Primary schools shut in Abuja as teachers protest over June salary | Dailytrust

Primary schools shut in Abuja as teachers protest over June salary

The strike began two days into the third term examination for primary schools pupils in Abuja...

Teachers of public primary schools in Bwari local council of Abuja have commenced strike over the delay in their salary for the month of June.

The strike began two days into the third term examination for primary schools pupils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Children, who left home to school on Wednesday morning, were sent back by their teachers.

A primary school teacher in Kubwa told Daily Trust under anonymity that the area council chapter of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) gave the a notice of strike via a circular on Tuesday.

Another teacher said out the 6 FCT area councils, it is only Bwari that has failed to pay primary school teachers their salaries for June.

The teacher added that all efforts made by the NUT to get the salaries paid did not yield result.

Contacted, Vice Chairman of the Bwari area council, Aminu Musa, said the issue was sorted out last night and the salaries would be released before 10am on Wednesday.