The Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, has commended the Delta State Commissioner for Secondary Education, Mrs Rose Ezewu for her prompt reactions which doused tension when a teacher, Mr Sunday Ufuah died as result of injuries inflicted on him by a parent.
NUT, Ika South and Ika North East local government chapters of the state visited the Commissioner on Monday in Asaba to thank her.
Publicity Secretary of the Union, Mr Chima Anyia who spoke on behalf of the two chapter chairmen noted that the quick response of the Commissioner restored sanity in the schools.
He disclosed that teachers were very angry as a result of the death of their colleague who passed away while being molested by a parent whose child was corrected for scaling school fence to steal palm wine.
Anyia also added that the visit of the Commissioner to the family of the deceased teacher nipped in the bud the crises that would have erupted
He further stated that the union’s leadership together with the family of the late teacher had come up with the burial arrangement, stressing that the visit was to inform the Commissioner about the burial programme.
According to the Publicity Secretary, the family and the union had chosen December 5th and 6th, 2023 for the burial ceremony of Mr Ufuah.
Ezewu in her response, commended teachers in Ika South and Ika North East for the matured way they handled the situation.
The Commissioner who spoke through the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr Augustine Oghoro, said that the relative peace that was achieved by the Ministry of Secondary Education during the death of the late teacher was hinged on the modest conduct of teachers across Ika nation whom he noted, exhibited a commendable level of cooperation with the commissioner.
The Commissioner assured the union of the utmost cooperation of the Ministry to ensure that justice is done.