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The latest report reaching us reviews that the Management of Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola has opted of the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and directed all lecturers and students of the College to return to classroom.
The Adamawa State Polytechnic will resume on Monday, 16th June, 2014. But how true is this information? Well, it looks like the Adamawa State Poly. ASUP Chapter is against it.
Comrade Coleman Goji, the ASUP chairman of the polytechnic, called on the lecturers and students to disregard the directive, saying the strike will not be called off until their demands were met.
While chatting with newsmen at a press conference in Yola State, the Rector of the Polytechnic, Prof. Umar Bobboi, said the striking lecturers would not be allowed to hold the institution to ransom.
Professor Umar Bobboi described the ASUP demands as ill-motivated and contrary to labour laws, saying “the demand for payment of 15% SIWES allowance arrears for the period between August 2011 and December 2013, amounting to N160 million is outrageous.”
He added that the state government has directed the institution to pay SIWES allowance arrears to academic staff effective from August 2011 to July 2012 using internally generated revenue and the payment has already commenced.
Important Notice: All the students are advice to called their class/course-mates before traveling to the Institution.
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