By Ben Agande
Kaduna—THE Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Kaduna Wing has suspended its 10 days old strike, following assurances by the state government that teachers who failed the competency test conducted last year will be given a second chance in the ongoing recruitment of new teachers.
Teachers in public schools in the state began an indefinite strike last week Monday following the refusal of the state government to rescind its decision to sack 21,000 teachers that allegedly failed competency tests conducted by the state government.
The national leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, had mobilised its members nationwide to stage a solidarity rally in Kaduna state last week in opposition to the sacking of teachers.
But at the of its emergency meeting in Kaduna yesterday the state chairman of the NUT, Audu T. Amba, said the decision to suspend the strike was taken to reciprocate government’s gesture.
In a statement by the state chairman of the NUT and Assistant Secretary of the Union, Ango Adamu, the union leaders said they were committed to supporting the State Government in her quest towards ensuring qualitative education in the state.