The Bayelsa State Chapter of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) has suspended it's two-week industrial strike.

This was realised due to the timely intervention of some concerned parents, the state Council of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and other stakeholders in the state.           

The state Chairman of the Union, Comrade Kalama John Tompiri alongside his secretary Johnson Hector said the suspension was as a result of the state government's willingness to take over, as from this January, the funding of primary schools in collaboration with the Local Government Council, for the payment of primary and secondary school teachers in the state.

On the issue of promotion and salary arrears, the NUT also noted that the state government has approved the conduct of promotion exercise for teachers, and the payment of seven and half months plus four and half months salaries to the primary and secondary school teachers respectively as resolved by labour and the government.   

The Union thanked the state governor for his quick intervention in solving the lingering problems in the education system and called on the teachers to resume duties today, Monday, 22nd Jan 2018.           

However, as at the time of filing this report, while most of the schools resumed, Community Primary School, Edepie Yenagoa was under lock and key.

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