Following the non compliance of government promises to polytechnic lecturers, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) has announced commencement an “indefinite strike,” with effect from today (Tuesday).
The federal government has failed in its duty to address the debilitating state of the polytechnic and monotechnic, after expiration of the ultimatum issued since March 2020.
However, this is coming barely less than a week
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ASUP president, Anderson Ezeibe, on Tuesday declared that academic activities had been shut in all polytechnic, and like institutions, nationwide with effect from 12am, April 6.
According to him, the union’s demands had been communicated to the Ministry of Education, Labour and others as well as to state government, but nothing has been done about them.
Ezeibe numbered the grievances of the lecturers to include non implementation of 2014 ‘Needs Report’ and non-revitalization fund to the sector despite assurances, since 2017.
He said, “Our grievances also include the non-reconstitution of governing council in federal polytechnics and many state owned institutions leading to the disruption of governance and administrative processes in the institution, since May 2020.
“This has also undermined the renegotiation of the union’s 2010 agreement with the government which was unilaterally suspended by the government over two years now.”
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News