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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