Teachers on the payroll of the Federal Capital Territory have refused to return back to classroom.
The FG had directed schools to reopen across the country on Monday 12th October 2020 today a seven-month Covid-19 induced hiatus.
The teachers under the aegis of the FCT Council of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) blamed the inability of the Area Council Chairmen in the territory to implement the national minimum wage as well as payment of arrears for their actions.
Earlier in September, Chairman of the Union, Stephen Knabayi had directed members not to resume work whenever schools were reopened.
He said while the Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has commenced the payment of the new minimum wage, the six Area Councils in the territory who are saddled with the payment of primary school teachers have refused to budge.
The FCTA had on October 8 slated the reopening of schools in the territory for Monday, October 12, announcing the cancellation of Third Term and equally warning private schools against demanding fees for the cancelled term.
FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello who gave the directives at stakeholders meeting in Abuja, however, added that all boarding schools would be reopened a day earlier.