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NIGERIA: Sokoto Teachers Dissociate Selves from Strike

 Primary and secondary schools teachers of the Shehu Shagari College of Education (SSCOE), Sokoto, have dissociated themselves from the current strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of SSCOE last week.

This was contained in a statement signed by the chairman of the section, Aliyu Abubakar Yabo, a copy of which was made available to journalists in Sokoto at the weekend.

The statement maintained that the teachers decided to distance themselves from the strike action, considering the fact that the academic staff of the college were fighting for their benefits alone without carrying them along.

The statement called for the immediate call off of the strike for the development of education in the state.

It would be recalled that the academic staff union of the college embarked on strike action last week, following the failure of the state government to implement the Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Salary Structure (CONPCASS) since 2009.

The union decried that the state government also failed to implement the 2012 and 2013 annual leave grant, 65 years retirement age for academic staff, migration of chief lecturers, principal and senior lecturers.

The union said the federal government had in 2009, released new circulars for implementation of salary structure for Colleges of Education and Polytechnics and 65 years retirement age for all academic staff in Nigerian tertiary institutions but lamented that Sokoto government failed to implement that in the last four years.

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