At a time when the country is grappling with poor standard of education and decaying systems, the Nigerian Union of Teachers has made some shocking revelations.
The NUT say 28 states have not employed teachers in public primary schools since 2015, while only 11 states have employed teachers in secondary schools, within the same period.
The union’s National Publicity Secretary, Audu Amba, said this has been affecting the quality of education in the country.
Besides the non-recruitment of teachers, the NUT says many sates owe teachers months of salary arrears.
This has made public school teachers develop survival strategies including engagement in petty trading and other businesses to augment their income.
Investigations have shown that some schools, particularly the ones in the rural areas, have as few as three teachers, who on many occasions absent themselves from work.