Yet another group of teachers in Nigeria have been forced to take action, in order to secure wages that are due to them. This time it is educators in Ebonyi state who are on strike. The state government has reneged on a promise it made to pay arrears, after teachers agreed to go back to work last month, after striking for four weeks over the same issue. They are still owed money from 2011 and the government has yet to carry out its pledge to pay them the minimum wage.

As a result of the action, no public schools took part in the Children's Day celebrations in the state this week, with only private schools taking part.

This is the latest campaign in a long struggle throughout Nigeria to see teachers paid properly and for education funding and rights. Nigeria has the highest number of out of school children in the world, despite being one of the world's fastest growing economies. Corporations are making mega profits there, not least oil companies in the South of the country who are laying waste to the environment and destroying local communities, even as they suck profits from the ground. Meanwhile in the North, communities are left to suffer the terror of raids by Boko Haram, which has killed over 70 teachers and hundreds of children in attacks on schools. 

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