By Mobolaji Odunuga
Leaders of the Ogun State branch of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has been warned by the state government to desist from forcing teachers and students out of classrooms or face the wrath of law.
In a statement by the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Olusegun Odubela, the government noted that while the generality of teachers in the state owned primary and secondary schools reported for work on Monday and went about their duties peacefully, some individuals claiming to be NUT officials went round schools disrupting academic activities.
“These individuals started forcing teachers to abandon the schools and chase students out of the classrooms. We view this sad development very strongly. Government wishes to warn these so called union officials to stay away from our schools,” he said.
While noting that the government under the leadership of Senator Ibikunle Amosun is determined to protect the students, teachers and facilities in all public schools, Odubela said security agencies have been duly informed about the need to checkmate the activities of individuals who are constituting threat to the peace in public schools.
He therefore assure parents that academic activities in state owned primary and secondary schools will continue uninterrupted and said all students should report promptly at their respective schools without fear.