The members carried placards with inscription such as grant them autonomy but remove funding of primary schools from the local government and primary school education shall grow maximally if removed from the management of local government.
The teachers marched through some major roads in the state capital.
Addressing the members, the chairman of NUT in the state, Comrade Chizobem Akparanta said the union was not against giving local government the autonomy they were asking for but that local government should remove the funding and management of primary education from the autonomy.
He noted that the union had suggested for two alternatives which were that funding and management of primary education should be treated as first line charge as well as being the responsibility of the state governments.
In a message, the President, Nigeria Union of Teachers, Comrade Michael Olukoya reiterated the union’s position that the management and funding of primary education, including the payment of teachers salaries be transferred to state governments if autonomy is to be granted to local government in the country.
He stressed that the union has totally condemned the decision by the Kaduna State government to sack over twenty thousand teachers from its employ over the purported incompetence of the teachers based on unstructured competence test.