Teachers under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Edo State wing, have kicked against the handover of the management of primary education to the local governments.
The workers, who were drawn from the 18 local government areas of the state, made the call during a peaceful protest at the Government House in Benin on Tuesday.
The protesters made stopovers at the House of Assembly and the state secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists.
The National President of the NUT, Mr. Michael Olukoya, who was represented by the National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Amos Izebhijie, said the awful experience of teachers between 1990 and 1994, when primary education was left in the hands of the councils, would continue to haunt the education sector.
“That period was bedevilled by incessant strikes, among others. The 1999 Constitution provided for who should manage primary education and that is the state government,” he said. Read more