Nigeria: Striking teachers, rigid government and students’ misery

Nigeria: Striking teachers, rigid government and students’ misery

December 20, 2018

Classrooms in some government-owned universities are empty as the month-long teacher strike shows no sign of ending.

    It has been nearly a month since the students of government universities in Nigeria have had any class. The teachers have been on a strike protesting funding for education in the country.

    While those who can afford it are moving towards private institutions, those who can’t are staring at an uncertain future as the deadlock between the government and the teachers continues.

    Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Sokoto in northern Nigeria.

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