Academic activities were on Wednesday paralysed in public primary and secondary schools in Bayelsa state.

This follows the ongoing strike by the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) over outstanding salaries.

Primary school teachers are being owed eight months’ salary arrears while secondary school teachers’ have not been paid for four months.

There was full compliance with the directive from the national headquarters of NUT to the state chapter as teachers stayed away from classrooms.

A NAN correspondent, who visited St. Mathias Primary School and St. Jude Secondary School, Amarata, reports that the schools were deserted and under locks.

The Chairman of Bayelsa Wing of NUT, John Toinpere, said on Tuesday that the directive followed the expiration of the 30-day ultimatum given by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the union.

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