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    • #14727
       soul42cblinz
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      The Academic Staff Union of
      Polytechnics (ASUP) has revealed
      that its ongoing strike is about
      several developmental problems
      in Nigeria’s polytechnics which
      the Minister of Education is
      deliberately ignoring.
      National President of ASUP,
      Chibuso
      Asomugha, speaking on Channels
      Television’s Sunrise, said that
      what the
      association has done was to call
      the
      attention of government to the
      deterioration in the polytechnics
      and
      strengthen the capacity of the
      schools
      in order to raise the integrity of
      the
      products of Nigerian
      polytechnics.
      He said that the main issues they
      were
      agitating for include
      infrastructure,
      facilities, school categorization,
      payment of lecturers’ arrears,
      legal
      framework of polytechnics, and
      the
      integrity of the polytechnic
      graduates,
      but the Minister of Education has
      tried
      to narrow all the issues down to
      their
      financial demands.
      Secretary General of ASUP, Usman
      Nda-Umar, who was also on the
      programme, said that the
      decision of
      the Minister to ignore other key
      issues
      was a deliberate action to
      blackmail
      the association. He revealed that
      at
      the last meeting held with the
      Minister, the association made it
      known that they wanted a
      discussion
      on other issues of concern but
      the
      Minister said no.
      Asomugha also referred to the ill-
      fated Immigration recruitment
      exercise where it was alleged
      that
      Polytechnic graduates were
      categorised along with
      Secondary
      School Certificate (SSCE) holders
      and
      given the same exam, while
      university
      graduates were given a different
      exam; a development he said
      was
      among the major issues they are
      bent
      on fighting.
      He further revealed that the
      Minister
      has been a major source of
      setback in
      the process of resolving the crisis
      in
      the system. He alleged acts of
      highhandedness and refusal to
      see
      reasons with the association.
      Nda-Umar said that the
      Government
      has shown that it was not
      interested
      in technical education and for
      there to
      be a general change in the
      perception
      of Nigerians about the quality
      polytechnic education; the
      Government would have to lay
      the
      example.

      #15224
       iteli9
      Participant

      FG doesnt care about the future of nigerian education

      #16280
       Ben001
      Participant

      this is unfair. FG should address ASUP’s demands. Polythecnics contribute alot to nigeria’s human resource development.

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