The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) has declared a nationwide strike from April 6, 2021 over alleged ‘’culture of neglect by government on issues affecting the technological education sub sector.’’
ASUP President, Anderson U Ezeibe, told reporters at the end of the 99th meeting of the National Executive Council of the union at Hassan Usman Polytechnic, Katsina the industrial action was informed by six key factors affecting polytechnic education.
He stated government has consistently failed to address them over the years.
The problems, according to him, consist of non- implementation of ASUP/FG agreement of 2010, non-charge of salaries and arrears of the brand new minimum wage in some nation-owned Polytechnics, amongst others.
While additionally admitting a meeting with the Federal Government has been held in October 2020 on a number of the pending problems, the union but insisted the final results of the assembly become a write off as authorities didn’t put in force the resolutions reached
The union similarly indexed 10 conditions underneath which the proposed April 6 commercial motion can be referred to as off to consist of: Implementation of the NEEDS Assessment record of 2014, reconstitution of the Governing Councils of Polytechnics, release of Promotional areas in federal Polytechnics, amongst others.