The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, has advised its members to shun all forms of illegalities and be committed to the ethics and regulations of their profession.
The union’s chairman in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos, Sesan Ogunwomoju, gave the advice on Saturday in Lagos.
Mr Ogunwomoju spoke at the award organised for 20 teachers, including retirees, who had distinguished themselves in the profession.
He also urged teachers to desist from illegalities such as admission manipulation, aiding examination malpractices, administration inconsistency, lateness, abscondment from duties, among others.
Mr Ogunwomoju said that the union would not plead for or defend any teacher found culpable of such illegalities.
The chairman said that the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led government was trying its best, in terms of welfare and prompt payment of teachers’ salaries.
“This is why teachers must reciprocate the government’s effort by being hardworking and shun all forms of illegalities,” he said.
The chairman, however, promised that his team would do all within its capabilities to alleviate the sufferings of teachers through accessible loans, purchase of household items and landed property.
He said that its aim was to celebrate the teachers and appreciate them for their outstanding performances.
According to him, the award was given to the best primary and secondary teachers, best Head Teacher and the Best Principal.