Following the non-payment of salaries by school Authorities, the teachers of Kings college Lagos have taken to protest.
The irate teachers all agreed to remain at home until their outstanding salaries are paid. They pasted this notice on the school gate and it reads,
“Strike ongoing. Academic activities grounded in King’s College; five months salaries unpaid. Staff are dying.”
A teacher identified as Mr Muhammed Isa who spoke on the action taken by the teachers said, the students who were supposed to resume on September 17 and 18 would not until Federal government resolves the issue.
“The Federal Government has not paid our salaries for five months now. W$e did not even allow the pupils to resume.
“Obviously, we have some problems that have to be resolved. Our own children cannot go to school because our salaries have not been paid. Also, we do not have the empowerment to come to work. It has to do with money. You have to pay your transport from wherever you are to come to school, we cannot trek.
“There are some of our staff who are sick and cannot pay hospital bills. One of the staff came on Wednesday, in need of money to pay her hospital bills and she could not get it. She died on Friday. So this has informed us not to resume and we did not take the action without the approval of our mother union, the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN)”, he said.