It was a thing of joy to all the Polytechnic Students that their 3 months old strike was called off on the 16th of July, 2013 and they were able to returned to school, but it seems this is short term… According to the report, the Federal Government are yet to fulfill their promise and so the Members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) will be going on an Indefinite strike next week.
As at the time of writing this news, Nigeria Universities are on Strike already and there is no hope when the strike is to be called off, the latest news is that the FG said the cannot meet the demand of ASUU…(You can read the full details HERE)
Read the official report on ASUP Strike below as published by punch newspaper
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) announced the decision to suspend the nationwide strike on July 16, 2013. Unfortunately, it has just been a pause.
ASUP is gearing for another industrial action, which would commence after next week, and would be indefinite.
The union made the appropriate statement on August 13, 2013, Tuesday during the mass protest to ‘save public education’ in Lagos.
“The suspension of the strike will expire next week and up till now government has not done any single thing in the agreement,” said ChibuzoAsomugha, ASUP’s National President.
After 81 days of inactivity in polytechnics across Nigeria, the union decided to suspend the strike following the level of progress made in negotiations with the government.
ASUP said that it suspended the strike to allow the Senate Joint Committeeon Education to liaise with relevant government agencies with a view to tackling the union’s demands within one month.
Among ASUP’s demands include the need for constitution of the GoverningCouncils of Federal Polytechnics; migration of the lower cadre to CONTISS 15 salary scale; and the “worrisome condition” of state-owned polytechnics in the country.
“Government should stop paying lip service to public education,” said Mr. Asomugha. “The closer you get to this people in government, the more you lose hope.”
Very soon, all the Tertiary Institution in Nigeria will be on Strike and all the students will be at home doing nothing… See why most Parent send their Children to study in Ghana? And do you know that most of this Federal Government and ASUU officials Children are not studying in Nigeria? their children is either studying in University of California or Cambridge or Oxford university while our Children here at Home spend 5 years plus to study a course of 3 years.
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