Public primary schools in Edo State are still shut despite the court order against the indefinite strike by the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT).
According to The Nation reporter who monitored the strike on Tuesday in Benin and environs observed that schools were deserted by teachers and pupils.
The government however deployed officials of the Public Works Volunteer (PUWOV) to prevent a breakdown of law and order.
The strike, since January 18, was to prevail on the Governor Godwin Obaseki administration to implement the 10-point agenda bordering on prompt payment of salaries, allowances and other welfare matters.
The NUT on Tuesday maintained that it had not been served the restraining order of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, presided over by Justice Abiola Adewemimo.
Assistant Secretary-General of the union, Mike Itua, said as at the close of work yesterday, the union had not been served court papers thereby making the strike valid.