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Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnics (ASUP) Remains Adamant, To Continue on Indefinite Strike

Information being sent to us here at DailyschoolNews.com reads that the lecturers of academic institutions in Nigeria, said that government has only met one of their demands among others.
The seven–day warning strike, which we shared here, ASUP Announce Seven Days Nationwide Warning Strike! Strike to Start 22nd Apri which was started by the polytechnic lecturers, We’re also aware that the 7 days warning strike didn’t yield what the polytechnics lecturers wanted, so they’ve commence an INDEFINITE STRIKE.

According to our informant, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Chibuzor Asomugba, told our News Agency, that though the union met the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Monday, said that no concrete agreement was reached between them.

And according to Mr. Asomugba, the strike will continue until all the demands which they requested have been met and all the academic institutions (Polytechnics Only) have been directed to comply to the new development.

Here’s the official statement from ASUP President.

We have not called off the strike, the feederal government is making effort but nothing concrete has been done yet regarding our requests.
However, one of our demands have been met as the Federal Government constituted governing boards of some institutions on Monday (as ASUP demanded), but some are still omitted and we still don’t know why.
We are happy with that, but we will not stop until the main demands are met.

Currently, at the Ikorodu campus of the Lagos State Polytechnic, lectures did not hold as a result of the warning strike.
While spokesperson of the Students’ Union Government, Oluwasegun Iroko said that in Ikorodu, the strike was effective as academic activities ware halted with immediate effect.

The strike is on and all academic activities are currently being affected.
The ASUP chairman of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Olatunji Arolowo, said that he was happy that the strike was effective at the polytechnic’s two campuses.
Mr. Arowolo went further to say that the warning strike would continue until the demands were met by the government.
While at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, however, academic activities went on with students writing their first semester examinations.
ASUP, in a communiqué, which was issued after an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja, had directed her members to proceed on a seven-day warning strike, which started on Monday, the 22nd of April, which to press home some demands.
ASUP also listed one of the unresolved issues, which necessitated the strike as:
1. Non constitution of governing councils for Polytechnics,
2. Monotechnics and Colleges of Technology.

While others include the non-release of government white paper of the visitation panels to the federal polytechnics and non-commencement of the NEED Assessments of the Nigerian polytechnics.

It also described the state of the state government-owned polytechnics, monotechnics, and colleges of technology across the country as very worrisome.
He also frowned at the appointment of unqualified persons as Rectors and Provosts by some state governments.

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  1. Ajala abayomi john

    Gud a.m dis so called strike is not affecting college of technology n monotechnics, as a matter of fact am a student of federal polytechnic offa kwara state the strike terminated our exams which is surpose to start on the 22nd of last mnth.fed govt should pls give an urgent attention to this strike of a thing

  2. Ajala abayomi john

    God pls come and interfere in this situation is getting out of hands

  3. folaranmi peter

    All will be well

  4. okunoye oluwabukolami adeoluwa

    I graduated last yr, from Federal Polytechnic Offa, waitin fr my nysc programme, and am unable to collect my result yet, am appealin to my school to pls make provision for how we’re going to collect our result so that we can go with this batch B Aluta countinual victorial as at her

  5. Victor, O. Emeravwor

    I m awaiting corper but let b honest to ourselves. Nobody will know asuming the govt wanted to allocate money to thier private account. Why are they filling less concern in anything concerning education in this country? That war they are praying for will surely come one day.

  6. I hav stayed at hme for 1 month nw bcos of dis strike, and its seriously affectin us academicaly. Pls, we ar begin on u, the ASUP to postpon dis strike if posible, and to d FG, To plz grant dia request, so dat we can go bak to skul, bcos we ar stayin at hme doin nothin, and an idle mind is a devil workshop. Pls invest on d youth, expecialy in our educatn, for we are d leaders of tomorow.

  7. Ifeanyichukwu Nwaeze

    Pleas let federal government do sumtin abt dis..coz is gettn off hand..i tok ma jamb dis yr.

  8. Ajala abayomi john

    A month plus of unfruitful,unprofitable board,Nec meetings.i dont even think our so called minister of education n even Asup chairman are even considering d fact that they are wasting our time.God almighty save us from d hands of our so called govt

  9. Ebegbunem harrison

    Fed govt should pls come to d rescure of d student,say sometin about dis strike to enable d final year student tacle their role and graduate at scheduled time.

  10. The federal govt sud pls do sumtin about dis strikemthey should pls meet th lectureres demand quickly. Thanks

  11. When will this country become a better place, to me i can say that what ASUP is requesting for is not that big 4 the federal gv to approve! Bt they dont value this country any more, come to think of it!, they sends their children abroad to study while we re the ones meant to die in suffering here, it wont work for them

  12. Amodu victor salihu

    I don’t know if we have government in this country, to my greater surprise asup has been on strike over 8 months now nothing serious is said neither done about it. There are wasting our time just because most their child are not school here that is why but Allah will waste their own time . I will never forgive them.

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