Breaking News

News posted by

ASUP Strike leaves over 2million Students frustrated as Polytechnic Lecturers vow to continue with strike

ASUP Strike leaves over 2million Students frustrated as Polytechnic Lecturers vow to continue with strike

Nigeria - Over two million students of Nigerian polytechnics and allied institutions are now idle and frustrated due to the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP).

The ASUP strike which affects students in about 75 institutions of higher learning was embarked upon by ASUP on October 4, 2013.

President of ASUP, Dr Chibuzo Asomugha at a news conference in Kaduna accused the Federal Government of not showing concern over the consequences of the industrial action and said that the government has remained adamant to the demands of the union.

He blamed the Federal Government for failing to implement four out of eleven of the union’s demands which it had earlier agreed to.

 “It is the position of our union therefore that the ongoing strike will be sustained until government addresses all the contending issues,” he said.

He said a total of 13 demands were presented to the government by the union in February, 2012, and that when government did not meet them,  ASUP embarked on a strike action.

“Following intervention by well meaning Nigerians and the joint education committee of the National Assembly as well as a pledge by the government to attend to four out of the 13 issues, the strike was suspended on July 17 2013.

The four issues include the non-release of white paper on visitation to federal polytechnics, the refusal of government to fund the implementation of CONTISS 15 (Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure) migration for the lower cadres and arrears from 2009 and needs assessment. But till date, nothing has been done about the demands,” he said.

The polytechnic teachers insist that they would stay away from classes until Government addresses all contending issues and take appropriate steps towards repositioning polytechnic education in the country.

Polytechnic students across the country hoping to return to classes soon may have to spend more days at home until ASUP’s demands are met.

360Admin About 360Admin
Our team consists of a mix of the GOOD, the NAUGHTY and the most BEAUTIFUL people, just the way YOU want it served. We always have something to say whichever way you look at it. Appreciate us, Love us, Hate us (NOT) we are bound to crack you up whichever way.


  • From asuu to asup. Nice going federal government

  • This strike only ASUP president and the secretary are really fighting other local chapter are adamant just getting their salary. But Nigerian students are really suffering. FG come to our aid is bad thing to school in ,igeria?

  • this guyz are in same, i will never name my child or organization anything that starts with “Asu”

  • God help him.

  • poor poly students. let’s hope they see to their demands fast.

  • God help this country

  • only god can help this country but asup should know that there children are also students in where ever dey should study.

  • Dis is 2014 yet poly student are stil @ home,FG is nt even doin anytin abt it, it a pity

  • It kinda bad to school in Nigeria!

  • ONLI ALLAH wil judje

  • You people are just frustrating we student for nothing , please both F G and ASUP should please do something,i want to go for my I T.
    I am very much tired of staying at home.

  • Our assuance lies with Allah.

  • Fg plz do sumtin abt dis strike. We r tired of staying @ home.

  • What a goverment for the Igbos u Igbos are fails to nigeria goverment ASUP stop being cool headed stop the strike

  • Asup should just call of the strike..they shld consider the innocent stdnts and call of the strike cos frustration is starting to set in,wch would be deadly to economy..the media hardly talk abt it..infact..asup strike is ‘the forgotten strike’

  • God punish asup nd Fg,bad leaders everywhere,no gud leaders in nigeria

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Custom Search
Get News on the Go

Stream Our Best of January 2015

  1. Politics Na Big Business | Femi Kuti ft 2 Face & Sound Sultan 4:31
  2. My Heart O | Mc Galaxy ft Olamide 3:16
  3. Say You Love Me | LeriQ ft Wizkid 3:12
  4. King Kong | Vector 3:23
  5. The Change We Want | Olamide 3:06
  6. Amin | Wizkid 3:00
  7. Number 1 | Chopstix ft Cynthia Morgan, Yung L & Shaydee 3:57
  8. APC Ese | Olamde 2:21
  9. One Day | Ice Prince 3:38
  10. Gbabe (Ambo Theme Song) | Ice Prince , M.I , Olamide , Banky W , Yemi Alade, & Dammy Krane 3:09
  11. Indomie (Remix) | Masterkraft ft Olamide & Davido
  12. Another Man | M.I Abaga 3:37
  13. Rockstar | Burna Boy 4:23
  14. Turn by Turn | KCee 3:33
  15. The Sound | 360NOBS.COM Davido Ft Uhuru & DJ Buckz 3:41
  16. Gift | Iyanya ft Don Jazzy 4:38
  17. Local Rappers | Reminisce ft Olamide & Phyno 5:15
  18. Godwin | 360NOBS.COM Korede Bello 2:59
  19. Feeling The Nigga (Remix) | 360NOBS.COM D'Banj ft Akon 3:51
  20. Dem Go Laugh Wen You Laugh | Sound Sultan ft Patoranking 3:44

Video of the Week

Love on Facebook

Follow Us On Twitter

Join on Google+

Subscribe to stay updated with what’s new

Get Social

Get The Widget