The Kaduna State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has called off the indefinite strike it started on January 8, 2018 over the sack of about 22,000 teachers said to have failed a competence test by the state government.
The 10-day strike had grounded academic activities in public primary and secondary schools in the state as students were stopped from going to school while the union also barred the teachers from teaching.
A statement jointly signed by the state chairman and assistant secretary general of NUT, Comrade Audu T. Amba and Ango Adamu respectively, said that the decision to call off the strike was reached at a meeting to review the situation in the light of the pronouncement by the state government after a meeting with the interim chairmen and education secretaries of the 23 local government areas of the state.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai had announced a second chance to teachers who failed the competence test to reapply under the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) programme of continuous recruitment.
The union commended the leadership of Labour movement in Nigeria, NGOs and the general public for identifying with the teachers during the strike.