The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) has announced that it will embark on a nationwide strike from April 6, 2021. According to the union, this is due to the ‘’culture of neglect by the government on issues affecting the technological education sub-sector.’’
ASUP President, Anderson U Ezeibe, speaking after the 99th meeting of the National Executive Council of the union at Hassan Usman Polytechnic, Katsina disclosed that this decision was informed by six key factors affecting polytechnic education.
He said the issues include non-implementation of the ASUP/FG agreement of 2010, non-payment of salaries, and arrears of the new minimum wage in some state-owned Polytechnics, among others.
The union further listed conditions under which the proposed April 6 industrial action may be called off to include: Implementation of the NEEDS Assessment report of 2014, reconstitution of the Governing Councils of Polytechnics, the release of Promotional areas in federal Polytechnics, among others.