Oseghale Mary, the Acting Education Secretary, Local Government Education Authority (LGEA), Esan North-East Local Government Area in Edo State has been issued a 7-day ultimatum by teachers in that locality to reverse the deployment and subsequent demotion of one Ikiakhele Agatha, the head teacher of Efandion Primary School in the Local Government Area .
The teachers said they will not fail to embark on strike if the Acting Education Secretary failed to reverse the deployment and demotion of the head teacher.
Oriere Duba, the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) chairman, Esan North-East Local Government, Eyonse Martins, the NUT Secretary, and two others made this known through a petition addressed to the state executive of the union and the state chairman of Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Benin City.
In the petition, they stated that if the decision to deploy and demote the head-teacher is not reversed in the next seven days, they shall have no choice than to shut down education activities in the local government area.
However, the executives of the union and the state chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) are yet to respond to the petition.