The National President, Nigeria Union of Teachers, Dr. Nasir Idris, on behalf of the generality of teachers of Nigeria, wishes to appreciate the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, the Governor of Katsina State, His Excellency Aminu Bello Masari and the nations security agencies for ensuring the timely rescue and release of 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State.
Indeed the entire nation, particularly the education community, has been anxiously awaiting the safe release and return of these students who had spent seven days in captivity. We are delighted that they are all back unharmed to be reunited with their families and we call on government to take up measures that would heal the students of the psychological trauma they might have suffered while in captivity.
It is our sincere hope that the government would henceforth provide adequate security and protection in and around all schools across the country as well as implement hazard allowance and life insurance for teachers. These will allay fears of safety concerns of students and teachers within our school system and allow for great accomplishments for the attainment of our nation’s educational goals.
Press and Public Relations Officer
Nut National Head Office.