No doubt this is Super story and I will be the first to admit it. Tomorrow ASUP and FG will deny every words they say. Trust me, I have personally witness ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities) and ASUP/COEASU Strikes, they come up with different stories. (Don’t expect any truth from Politicians 🙂 you will live happily) Some few hours ago, the polytechnic lecturers says there is no plan to call off the strike today, 12th June, 2014. Well they assumed that the media got the notch that the strike will be called off because they (ASUP & COEASU) will hold NEC meeting today.
And I asked; what are they even discussing in all those meetings for 11 months now? Perhaps they get paid for each meetings? Now, read the latest ASUP strike news below as published on tribune newspaper.
Strike: We will soon break ASUP, COEASU deadlock —FG
THE Federal Government has assured that concerted efforts are being made to break the logjam between members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) and the government.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Dr Macjohn Nwaobiala, who spoke in Abuja on Wednesday, said the government had adopted different approaches to end the protracted strikes.
He disclosed that the leadership of the Senate and the House of Representatives had also intervened at various levels.
Nwaobiala expressed optimism that going by what was on ground, the strike would be called off as soon as possible.
The Permanent Secretary revealed that the government has gone far in the bid to resolve the issue of dichotomy between the Higher National Diploma (HND) holders and first degree holders.
He disclosed that the committee set up by the Federal Government to look into the issue had submitted its report to the government.
He said: “Different approaches have been adopted to end the strike.
The Senate and the House of Representatives are inter-facing with the Ministry of Education and the labour, and I hope the strike will be called off as soon as possible.
“On the issue of dichotomy, we have gone far with the work and hopeful that it will be positive. We have submitted the report to the government and we hope it will go a long way to assuage the unions.”