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Katsina Abduction: Teachers Demand Safety Nationwide, Threaten To Down Tools

A screenshot taken on December 14, 2020, exhibits a classroom block on the Government Science Secondary School, Ƙankara, Katsina State. Inset: NUT brand.

 

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has referred to as on the federal government at numerous ranges to reside as much as the accountability of securing the lives of Nigerians throughout the nation.

It warned that something in need of this might power members of the union to down instruments till when it might be secure for them to show and information pupils and college students with out worry of abduction.

The union gave the warning in an announcement on Tuesday by its Secretary-General, Dr Mike Ene, whereas condemning the current assault on a faculty in Katsina State.

Noting {that a} trainer was kidnapped and later launched in Edo whereas two others kidnapped in Delta had been nonetheless in captivity, it decried that the kidnapping of over 300 college students from the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara has despatched shivers by means of the backbone of different members of your entire faculty group in Katsina.

According to the NUT, the current incidents are unhappy reminders of earlier ugly occasions in Chibok and Dapchi the place Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped college students, making a monumental disruption of faculty actions.

It careworn that the current bandit assaults on colleges, if not instantly addressed will largely have an effect on the 2019/2020 educational calendar.

The union said that the educational calendar had already been disrupted by the six-month-long lockdown brought on by the COVID- 19 pandemic.

It, subsequently, referred to as on all stakeholders to assist the federal government and safety businesses to supply enough safety for college kids, pupils, academics, and the varsity communities.

This, in keeping with the NUT, is to make sure instructional actions aren’t hampered by enemies of the tutorial system who use colleges as mushy targets.

Read the total assertion from the union under:

Press Release

The National management of the Nigeria Union of Teachers is extremely disturbed by the re-emerging incidence of faculty invasion and abduction of academics and college students throughout the nation’s instructional establishments.

The depraved and cruel fingers of anti-education terrorists clinched Mr Alu Ola Paul, a head trainer with Olagua Primary School Ohordua in Edo State, and kidnapped him on his method to work on the first December 2020 and launched six day later.

In the identical view on the eighth December 2020, Mrs Gladys Niemogha Belleh and Mrs Blessing Emunefe, each of whom are academics of Ohorhe Secondary School, Effurun in Delta State had been kidnapped of their faculty premises by armed bandits and are but to be launched, thereby throwing each households, college students, and the varsity group into emotional and total destabilisation.

Similarly, the night time of Friday eleventh December 2020, Government Science Secondary School Kankara in Katsina State, was invaded by armed bandits with stories that 333 college students are but to be accounted for as of as we speak, this dastardly act has despatched shivers by means of the backbone of different members of your entire faculty group of Katsina State.

These incidences are unhappy reminders of earlier ugly occasions in Chibok and Dapchi, the place Boko Haram terrorists had attacked and kidnapped college students, making a monumental disruption of faculty actions and impeding our nation’s instructional development and development whereas subjecting members of the family and family members to unimaginable trauma.

The current condemnable occasions of bandit assault on colleges, if not instantly addressed will largely have an effect on the 2019/2020 educational calendar which has already been disrupted by the six-month-long lockdown brought on by the COVID- 19 pandemic.

As a union, the NUT won’t fold her fingers and watch enemies of instructional growth threaten the nation’s instructional system to suffocation.

As such, we want to remind our authorities in any respect ranges of their main accountability as enshrined within the Constitution which is the safety of lives and property of your entire Nigerian residents.

The NUT makes daring to demand that authorities should rise to those challenges and take up its accountability to ensure and execute this normal precept and dedication to offering enough safety to all our academic establishments and the nation at giant.

Unfortunately, it’s turning into obvious that the federal government can not present safety and security for our academics, college students, and the tutorial group throughout Nigeria. This unlucky scenario have to be addressed with out additional contemplation.

In gentle of those current developments, the Nigeria Union of Teachers could also be compelled to down instruments pending when it’s secure for our members to show and information our pupils and college students with out worry of abduction by these faceless enemies of instructional prosperity of the Nigerian nation.

The NUT herewith extends our enchantment to all stakeholders to affix fingers with the federal government and safety businesses to supply enough safety for the scholars, pupils, academics, and the varsity communities, to make sure that instructional actions aren’t hampered by enemies of the nations instructional system utilizing colleges as mushy targets.

In order to not escalate the disruption of our educational calendar which is in a fragile state because of the COVID-19 pandemic, NUT unequivocally calls on the Federal, State, and Local governments to make sure enough safety and 24-hour surveillance round our colleges.

Also, the federal government should start to think about the implementation of life insurance coverage and hazard allowance to academics in our primary and senior secondary colleges, as permitted by His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) on the event of the World Teachers’ Day 2020.

Our prayers are with the households of the kidnapped academics and college students as we maintain unto authorities on their promise to make sure their secure launch to be reunited with members of the family and family members with out additional delay.

Dr. Mike Ike Ene

Secretary-General

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