Polytechnic lecturers resume nationwide strike today
There seems to be no end in sight for the crisis currently rocking Nigeria’s education sector as the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has today joined university lecturers in the ongoing strike.
ASUP national president, Comrade Chibuzor Asomugha confirmed that the union was going on with the strike and it is a total strike.
It would be recalled that the union had in July suspended its nationwide strike following the level of progress made in negotiation with government and the intervention of the Joint Senate and House of Representative Committee on Education.
However, following government’s inability to meet the condition for the suspension of the strike, the union had last weekend threatened to resume the suspended strike today.
ASUP has described the government’s refusal to fulfill any of the promises and agreements reached with the Union before the suspension of the strike on July 17 as frustrating.
The union also passed a vote of no confidence on the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), owing to its inability to meet the needs and demands of polytechnic education.