The National Union of Teachers on Tuesday agreed to suspend its four-week old strike for the next two weeks.
The action is to allow for more negotiation and consensus with all teachers across the country.
Already, the governors have set up a negotiation team headed by the Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Namadi Sambo, with 10 members of the NUT led by the deputy President, Mr. Onem Nelson, to work out an acceptable agreement with the teachers.
The meeting with the teachers began on Monday, at the Kwara State Governor?s Lodge, where the teachers agreed to meet at a National Executive Council forum on Tuesday.
After the NEC meeting in the morning, the teachers proceeded for another round of talks with the governors, before agreeing to suspend the strike.
The suspension, according to a reliable source at the meeting, was to allow for further negotiation with the governors and get all interests accommodated.
The source said the teachers allowed the two weeks so that they could study the proposed package by the governors and the modalities that would be used to pay the teachers.
As at the time of filing this report, the teachers had begun another round of meetings with the governors, which was expected to last till midnight.
Meanwhile, striking secondary and primary school teachers in Imo State, on Tuesday, staged a peaceful march in Owerri, urging the Federal and state governments to look into their demands.
The teachers, numbering more than 2,000, wore black dresses and carried placards, calling for improved service conditions.
Led by the Imo Chairman of the NUT, Chief Josiah Eze, the teachers said they would not relent until their plight was alleviated by the appropriate government authorities.