Poly teachers begin seven-day warning strike

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Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has declared a seven-day warning strike nationwide beginning from Monday.

In a communiqué at the end of  its emergency National Executive Council meeting  in Abuja on Thursday,   the union warned that the strike might  snowball into full blown industrial action if  the Federal Government fails to address  its  grievances.

In the  communiqué, which was signed by its  National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Clement Chirman,  and obtained by our correspondent in Jos, Plateau State, on Thursday,  ASUP said it had unresolved issues with the government which must be addressed.

It listed the grievances  as the non-constitution of governing councils for Polytechnics, Monotechnics, and Colleges of Technology; non-release of  the  White Paper of the visitation panels to  federal polytechnics; and non-commencement of the NEED Assessments of the polytechnics.

Others are what the union  described as the worrisome state  of   state-owned polytechnics, monotechnics, and colleges of technology; the continued appointment of unqualified persons as rectors  and provosts  by some state governments;  and the failure of most states to implement the approved salary package and 65-year retirement age for its  members.

 

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  1. I pray that this strike shld not exceed 7days coz itz gone be a nail in a coffin for the fresh student that newly gaind addmission into Sokoto poly.

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