The National President, Nigeria Union of Teachers, Dr Nasir Idris has commended President Muhammadu Buhari, the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari and the nations security agencies for ensuring timely rescue and release of 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State.
Idris made the commendation in a statement signed by Mr Emmanuel Hwande, Press and Public Relations Officer of the Union and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Friday.
” 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 re united 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 government would henceforth provide adequate security and protection in and round all schools across the country as well as implement hazard allowance and life insurance for teachers.”
He noted that this would allay fears of safety concern of students and teachers within the school system and allow for great accomplishments for the attainment of our nation’s educational goals.