ASUP Strike: House of Reps Asks Edu. C’mmtt To Resolve Ongoing Strike

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The House of Representatives has asked its Committee on Education to liaise between the Federal Government and the unions-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (CEASU)- in Polytechnics and Colleges of Education to resolve their ongoing strike.

The resolution followed a motion by Rep. Raphael Igbokwe (PDP-Imo) in Abuja on Wednesday which was unanimously adopted without debate. According to him, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education have been shut down for over 10 months and its continuity would resort to criminal acts.

The Deputy Chairman of the committee, Rep. Rose Oko (PDP-Cross River), told the house that the strike had not been given the attention it deserved by government, comparing it to their response on ASUU strike as well, as the committee had not had any dialogue with the unions and government since the strike began.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the lecturers embarked on strike in Oct. 4, 2013 to demand for removal dichotomy on HND graduates.

ASUP also demanded release of white paper on the needs assessment of polytechnics, review of the Polytechnic Act and improved working conditions and infrastructure within the schools.

NAN recalled the Federal Government had fulfilled two of the demands which were the inauguration of governing councils and setting up of the needs assessment committee.

Ada Igboanugo

Ada Igboanugo

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  1. bia… Wat ar dis pple taking us 4? I tot they said asup nd fg hav shifted ground? Wat is stil keeping them 4rm calling off d strike. Is asup president telling us he has no conscience? Hw cn u leav studnts at home 4 ten mnths nd evry mornning u wakeup wit smiles on face. C if d Lord doesn’t purnish all of u no He doesn’t exit!

  2. Plz wat do dis federal govt take poly students for,last time we were told dat d strike will be calledoff soon,again dat both asup and fg has agree to shift ground and now house of rep to intervene to resolve d strike,plz mr president cant u remove all those incompetent foolz lik wike &co and replace dem with people dat will listen to our cryz and fullfill dem for us well i dont really blame u all both u d president….all ur children are outside d country hvin good times with their studies while u people are here in naija toyin wt us well na madness dey wori all of u…shameful mumu wike and president

  3. Diz ppl just dey toy wt my mobilization for service sha…God purnish ASUP purnish FED govt join oo……..wat u sow shall u reap @ASUP VS FED govt.

  4. Jonathan should be careful with wike, or else he will loss 2015 election. in 2003 obasanjo pleased all in other to be loved by the army, police, civil servants,etc. wike is misleading jonathan. 80% of nigerian youths are at home bcos of wike and his selfish interest and utterances. pay the lecturers and please the youths. a word is enough for jonathan.

  5. mr president cos u wnt 2 please wike u kept him dia & we ar rusting @ home,dnt b surprisd dat u wil loose n 2015. And 4 u wike u wil also loose ur governorshp aspiratns & Asup tunder fire una 4 nt being realistic wit d number of studnts roamin d streets as if dey dnt knw wat dey want in lyf. Tunder fire wike & may God punish Jonathan equally ……….civil fools

  6. It is a shameful indication that the proposed giant of Africa [NIGERIA] has failed its youths in recent time. Ten months already gone and still counting; our generation will never forgive you [fg]. Remember, an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.

  7. I pity 4 this country. Shame on u our leaders. 4 good 10 month ur leader of 2morow ar dieing, cuting legs, having unwanted pregnancy, engaging in rubery n cusing all kinds of criminal act, and again becoming a burden 2 their parent at home and u piple ar der wit ur swollen stomach eating our money n u ar hapi seing all dis. GOD WILL PUNISH U PIPLE ALL. In jesus name

  8. hmmmmmmmm! God! y me? y? y? y?, y did I mistakenly born a Nigeria? ah? look @ my future drowning in my presence. oh! heartless leaders! miserable gold diggers! monstrous sugarcoated!, the downgradeds ve nobody but God’s, He will plead our course. shameless heads.

  9. fg y cnt u pple call off dz strike n free,so dat u pple wl nt see roalt of amadiogha on u pple (the gods of thunder on u all) wike u name don entr our village shrine b4 2015 election u die.

  10. Anybody dat ever vote 4 Badlock Jonatan 4 Presidet in 2015 will never see were 2 work afta skul…….Amen

  11. We will go into damaging of pipe lines before the government will agree and call-off ASUP strike. The blocking of pipe lines and bombing of some important government firms will also force the government of the day to know what to do. Well, this is not a threat but its an opinion…….

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