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Low turn-out mars Lagos schools’ resumption after strike


Following the suspension of the indefinite strike embarked upon by the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, Lagos State Chapter, low turnout of pupils were yesterday recorded in the public schools across the state.

It would be recalled that the Chairman of the NUT, Mr. Kayode Idowu on Tuesday night announced the suspension of the indefinite industrial action embarked upon by the union over the non-payment of the Teachers Salary Scale, TSS, by the state Government even when the teachers demands are yet to be met.

When Vanguard visited some of the public schools in the state as early yesterday morning, large percentage of the pupils and  teachers were yet to be in school.

The usual morning devotion in schools did not hold as teachers and pupils were sighted rushing to clean the environment.

Schools visited include: Ajangbadi High School, Fazil Omar Ahmadiyya Primary School, Aganju Aka Secondary school, Sabo Oniba Primary School, Zion African Primary school, Alagba, Agege, and others.

One of the teachers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that the late announcement of the suspension caused the low turnout.

Speaking, Miss. Rofiat Ademola, of Aganju Aka Secondary school, who was resuming for school at about 8:30 am, said “I heard about the suspension of the strike this morning. That was why I could not arrive for school early.”


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