Teachers Protest Planned Handover Of Pry Schools To LGs
They came out in their hundreds in the scorching sun to achieve a particular purpose.
Some carried placards which had different inscriptions but pointing to one direction.
They are aggrieved and the reason is that the Lagos state government is planning to handover primary schools in the state to local government authorities.
The protesters, which were mostly members of the National Union of Teachers, marched towards the office of the Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode to express their dissatisfaction.
They were however prevented from accessing the office of the governor but were addressed by House Committee Chairman on Education, Lanre Ogunyemi.
A similar appeal was made by the President of NUT, Michael Alogba- Olukoya, in January where he asked the Federal and State governments to jettison the planned handover of primary school administration to the local government councils in the interest of peace.
While demanding a review of the nine-year basic education curriculum, the union also said the government should make the study of History compulsory in primary and secondary schools in the country.