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BREAKING NEWS: ASUP/FG Failed To Come To An Agreement, Strike Goes On

ASUP industrial action will go on as the emergency meeting held between the striking polytechnic lecturers and the Federal Government ended in a deadlock.

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The meeting took place in Abuja in the evening of March 12, 2014, Wednesday, and was initiated by the Supervising Minister of Education Minister, Nyesom Wike.

The National Publicity Secretary of ASUP, Clement Chirman, expressed pessimism, noted that government’s attitude towards the strike does not leave space for the immediate resolution of the crisis.

“The minister called ASUP for a meeting in his office with our representative. So we left our NEC meeting and came all the way to Abuja for the meeting yesterday (Wednesday),” Mr Chirman, who was at the meeting, said.

The ASUP-NEC meeting was underway in Yandev, Benue State, parallel with ASUP/FG talks. It started on March 10 and would continue till March 15, 2014, Saturday.

“Federal Government has offered nothing other than their former position and ASUP is not accepting that. We see the strike prolonging.

“As a union we have tried to ensure the strike ends and normal academic session is restored but to no avail. Let me say that this is a strange approach by the government to end a serious matter. We have returned this morning back to Yandev to continue with our NEC meeting,” Mr Chirman concluded.

ASUP and FG had several rounds of unsuccessful talks since the nationwide strike had began in October 2013.

It would be noted that the polytechnic lecturers’ demands go further beyond personal monetary issues. They include proper funding of polytechnics and an end to the discrimination of polytechnic graduates in the labour market.

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5 comments

  1. God have mercy

  2. The attitude of the FG towards ASUP clearly depicts the extend to which they have smirked at the Polytechnic and COEs system of education. They (FG) thrown in the mud the worth of students of these citadels of higher learning.
    Even in JAMB CUT-OFF MARK this is also clearly reflected: University 200, POLYTECHNICS, 180 and COEs, 160! Outrageous! How can AN INSTITUTION THAT GROOMS NATION LEADERS (COEs) be degenerated to such mudy depth?
    For COEs’ cut-off mark be lower than all tells how the govt has abandoned them. Mtcheew!

  3. Patience is a virtue indeed add to it longsuffering and perseverance God is aware and we leave evrything to God

  4. Ebisike Christian

    This leaders country is never considerate to the plight of its citizens, a country that keep on coming up with policies that never have anything good to do with the citizens. I urge the polytechnic to students to please have patient with ASUP lets see what could be the result of this prolonged industrial action by them. Wishing the best of luck to all polytechnic students and graduates. God will surely hear our prayer…………

  5. Ebisike Christian

    The leaders of this country is never considerate to the plight of its citizens, a country that keep on coming up with policies that never have anything good to do with the citizens. I urge the polytechnic students to please have patient with ASUP lets see what could be the result of this prolonged industrial action by them. Wishing the best of luck to all polytechnic students and graduates. God will surely hear our prayers…………

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