THE Nigeria Union of Teachers , Niger State wing , said it would direct its members to sit at home “ if within 21 days , their demand for total overhaul of the entire education system was not carried out by the state government .
The ultimatum is contained in a communique issued at the end of the state Wing Executive Council of the union, which took place in Minna, the state capital , on October 19 .
The 11 – point demand of the teachers contained in the communique jointly signed by the state Chairman of the Union , Ibrahim Umar , and Principal Assistant Secretary General , Labaran Garba , includes the immediate “ bringing back of teachers in Junior Secondary Schools withdrawn by the State Universal Basic Education Board .
The NUT also expressed concern at the “ inadequate and lack of well equipped classrooms in most of our secondary schools in the state particularly in the urban areas , where we have overpopulation of students , ” noting that “ the situation is hampering effective learning environment ” .
According to the document , NUT wants the government to “ urgently recruit more teachers to fill vacant posts created as a result of retirement , death and transfer of teachers . ”