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Published On: Tue, May 27th, 2014

Insecurity: NUT wants life insurance for teachers, students

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Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT)From Umar Dankano, Yola

Disturbed by the numerical lost recorded due to incessant killings of teachers by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east zone, the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Adamawa chapter, has appealed for the introduction of life insurance policy for teachers and students in the zone.

Comrade Dauda Maina, the state chairman of the union, made the appeal in Yola yesterday, during an interview with the newsmen, stressing the importance of insurance policy.

Maina said the call for the introduction of the insurance cover policy was necessary due to the loss of lives and collateral damages being suffered by teachers and students in those areas.

“We have called at different times for a declaration of emergency on education, to make lives secure in our schools and guarantee a peaceful learning environment.

“It is also very important for the authorities concerned to introduce insurance cover for both students and teachers in the vulnerable political environment of the country”.

He said that teachers and students now live under constant fear of attack and stressed that government take immediate action to save lives and property.

He called on the Federal, Borno and Yobe state governments to show more concern for the families of the 173 teachers who lost their lives in the insurgency attacks.

“We demand that both federal and respective state governments to exhibit true concern to the families of the 173 slain teachers from Borno and Yobe. ‘’

Maina made a passionate appeal to the governments to come to the aid of families of the deceased teachers by paying them adequate compensation to assuage their sufferings.

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