Teachers To Stage Nationwide Boycott Till Chibok Girls Are Back Alive
At a press conference in Abuja, the president of NUT, Comrade Micheal Olukoya, stated that the union had resolved to hold #BringBackOurGirls rallies, simultaneously, across the 36 Nigerian States of the federation and in Abuja.
According to Mr Olukoya, all schools nationwide shall be closed, as the day will be NUT’s day of protesting the abduction of the girls, as well as the heartless murder of 173 teachers.
Olukoya said that even they mourn the death of colleagues, they will start and continue with the protest until our girls are brought back safe and alive. "The perpetrators of the heinous crime are brought to book," he added passionately.
Lamenting the killing of 173 teachers from both Borno and Yobe States, he implored the government to show concern to the plight of the deceased teachers by compensating their families.
Speaking about the abduction, Olukoya underlined that this was an assault on humanity and an attack on their professional industry, the school system in particular.
He described the innocent pupils as "the raw materials we process for the human resource development of the nation." Olukoya emphasised that "the importance of taking insurance cover for both students and teachers in the vulnerable political environment of the country."
Olukoya urged the government to publicly declare education as a fundamental human right, and to criminalise its abridgment.
According to his, teachers are now living in constant fear of attacks, and that the government must make provisions to secure the school system in order to guarantee a conducive environment for learning in the country.