600 teachers killed by Boko Haram, 19,000 displaced – NUT
The National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers,
(NUT), Comrade Michael Olukoya, on Monday, October 5,
said that the union has lost over 600 of its members to
Boko Haram attacks, Daily Trust reports. Olukoya made the
statement during the 2015 World Teachers’ Day celebration
in Ado Ekiti.
According to him, 308 teachers were killed in Borno, 75 in
Adamawa, 18 in Yobe, 25 in Kaduna, 120 in Plateau, 63 in
Kano and two in Gombe states.
The figure is in addition to the 19,000 teachers that had
been displaced and are suffering great losses due to the
activities of the of insurgents, he said.
around public schools in the country in order to prevent
further loss of lives, the NUT boss also urged the
government to increase teachers retirement age to 65, to
prevent premature retirement and retention of matured and
experienced individuals in the system as a way of arresting
the falling standard of education in Nigeria.