Concerned by the continued stay at home of school children in Abia State as a result of the strike embarked upon by the teachers, Abia First, the campaign organisation of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate, Dr Alex Otti, has appealed to Governor Theodore Orji to do something urgently to arrest the situation in the interest of the future of the pupils.
In a statement signed by the Director of Media of the organization, Chris Ukah, the group observed that the continued stay of the students at home was a potential danger to the security of the state, the future of the young Abians and inimical to the general development of education in the state.
According to the statement, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led government in the state should not allow the strike by the teachers to linger any longer by doing everything necessary to pay or agree with the striking teachers to resolve every issue arising from the strike action and allow students to go back to school.
“It is dangerous to allow the young Abians and leaders of tomorrow to rot away at home when they are supposed to be in the classroom receiving knowledge.
“This is not only dangerous to the security and development of the state, it is equally inimical to the overall development of the educational system of the state that presently needs re-engineering,” Ukah noted.
Teachers in the state had since embarked upon an indefinite strike that has grounded school and learning activities since the beginning of the current term. This has since attracted condemnation from interest groups in the state.