ASUP Sets For Strike Over Negligence Of Technological Education - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, March 19, 2021

ASUP Sets For Strike Over Negligence Of Technological Education

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) is getting set for  a nationwide strike from April 6, 2021 to compel the Federal Government to give the needed attention to technological education sub sector in Nigeria 

The lecturers are worried over what they described as ‘’culture of neglect by government on issues affecting the technological education sub sector.’’

ASUP President, Anderson U Ezeibe  announced the declaration of the Industrial action at a news conference shortly after  the 99th meeting of the National Executive Council of the union at Hassan Usman Polytechnic, Katsina 

Ezeibe explained that the industrial action was informed by six key factors affecting polytechnic education which government consistently failed to address over the years

He listed the issues to include non- implementation of ASUP/FG agreement of 2010, non-payment of salaries and arrears of the new minimum wage in some state-owned Polytechnics, among others.

ASUP expressed concern over the failure of the Federal Government to implement the resolution reached with the union at a meeting  held in October 2020 on some of the pending issues 

The union however listed 10 conditions to prevent the proposed Industrial action fixed for April 6

The conditions given to government include :Implementation of the NEEDS Assessment report of 2014, reconstitution of the Governing Councils of Polytechnics, release of Promotional areas in federal Polytechnics, among others.

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