Still on ASUP Strike 2014: It will take the intervention of God to solve this ASUP strike that has been ongoing for the past 10 months, as long as i can see, the Federal Government are not ready to resolve the issues raised by the Unionist and we are some how sure that the ASUP Strike is political. The Members of ASUP has announced that if the Federal govt. conclude the payment of 20.6 billion naira, the asup strike will end… but this has not been paid yet.
Read the latest update on ASUP 2014 strike as at 10th April, 2014.
The All African Students’ Union (AASU) on Wednesday, 9th April, 2014 urged the Nigeria Federal Government to resolve its differences with the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, (ASUP) and end the 10-month-old strike by the lecturers.
The Country Representative, AASU Nigeria, Mr Umar Abdulrahman, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Mr. Abdulrahman said that the lingering asup strike by the lecturers was having a toll on the students, hence the need to end it and prevent idle polytechnic students from taking to crime.
He said the education sector was getting to a `near collapse’.
He also lamented the recent strikes embarked upon by the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU.
Abdulrahman said that students were at the receiving end of the strikes in the sector.
He noted that if nothing was done urgently, it might have a long time effect on the future of the country.
The union leader said the negative effect of the strike were more on the students due to the idleness, stressing that some of them might not return to school after it had been called off.
“Some don’t even make it back to school as a result of deaths, sickness or complete withdrawal from school.
“Students should not always be at the receiving end anytime there is strike.
“We call on the Federal Government to immediately meet ASUP and COEASU’s demands so that polytechnic students and their counterparts in the colleges of education can resume their academic activities.”
The ASUP and COEASU are asking government to improve the education sector, especially the polytechnics and colleges that have suffered neglect.
“Let government and the unions strike their balance without affecting our academics or studies,’’ Abdulrahman said.
Article source: Leadership, Vanguardngr, NigeriaSchool.
Well this is the opinion of the (who are they again?), Yes, All African Students’ Union (AASU). We have heard many words, we only need answers and solution and best of all, we want to hear that the ASUP strike has been called off and students can return to school.!