Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnics Begins Indefinite Strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, declared on Sunday that it has commenced an indefinite strike, following failure of the federal and state governments to implement agreements on issues affecting polytechnic education in the country, even after the end of a seven-day warning strike which started on April 22.

Some of the issues in contention are non-migration of members at the lower cadres on CONTISS 15 salary scale; release of white paper on the visitation panel to federal polytechnics; non-commencement of needs assessment of Nigerian polytechnics; worrisome state of state-owned polytechnics/monotechnics; and continued appointment of unqualified persons as rectors by some state governments.

Others include failure of most state governments to implement approved salary packages (CONPCASS) for polytechnics and 65 years retirement age; continued recognition of the NBTE as a regulatory body for Nigerian polytechnics against the creation of a national polytechnics commission; and the snail speed associated with the amendment of the Federal Polytechnics Act, among others.


According to the National President of ASUP, Mr Chibuzor Asomugha, the indefinite strike had become inevitable because the meeting the union had with Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, on the issues yielded no positive results.

Asomugha said the strike would be called off only when all issues raised by the union are addressed. He therefore urged all polytechnics across the country to abide by the directive to embark on strike until the national body leads otherwise.


  1. If sensitive issues are neglected,then we should begin to look at insensitive issues that hv been given full attention.

  2. Gud work mr chairman,pls sir i wnt u to fight for we d polytechnic students ova d discriminatn in d labour market,and even looking from dis angle we cn pinpoint out dat we d polytechnic graduate we ar more far beta dan d university graduate on d pratical aspect so we dnt no y dis discrminatn shulb b continue.therefore we ar in ful support of u mr chairman for d great lex from HND1

  3. hw long shall we continue in dis trash 4 God sake?bad govt,boko killer,unemployment here nd there.i tin its high time we pray 4 rapture i’m fed up o imagine i targeted oct 4 me 2 2ru wit my hnd bt nw i dnt knw may b its gonna b next yr oct.pls God help us…..

  4. Some of us students are on exams before the comencment of the strike. What do we do? Please i know that the ASUP are seeking for their right. I urge the federal govt. To pls look into this soon.

  5. Plz u people suld recall back or suspend dis strike, for student sake, Federal gov. Plz pay the polytechnics dia salaries bcos the money is dia

  6. i dnt knw that the strike is hot like this untill it stop me nt to write exam today in benpoly. Govt. Pls have mercy on us.

  7. i beg d chairman of asup to pls consider the students and suspend d strike cos if we are to wait for d govt., i dnt tink we wil ever resume. Pls o for d sake of God call it off..

  8. Pls f.g,u pple should help us out.pls 4 d sake of student,i kno most of u, ur children ar nt in dis country going 2 skul dat is y u pple ar doing dis 2 d poor men children.sum of us ar abt graguatin ,pls help us out nd stop wasting our tim 4 christ sake.GOD wil help us out

  9. God have mercy for this infinite strike we are into, our leaders please is not because of us again but because of God recall the strike, by doing the necessary thing. if not God is watching. you can rule any how on earth but there is leader in heaven awaiting you. Am a student of college of education oju


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