The lingering ASUP Strike embarked upon some 7-months ago have taken many faces of late. The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP are doing everything within their means to bring the strike to an end within the shortest period of time. We have recorded many stories already on the ugly nature of the strike especially as it keeps hundreds of thousands of students at home and make them frail to politicians in the fast approaching elections.
Of late, we even brought you the statements of the Supervising Minister of Education, Mr Wike which says, “ The Storm Is Over: ASUP And COEASU Strikes‘ but to our utmost surprise, the storm even intensified as two days ago Hot Water Poured On ASUP And COEASU Protesting Lecturers In Abuja which left our hearts broken into fractions.
In frustration, particularly because the there seems to be end in sight, polytechnic students around the country as well as their beloved parents and other concerned fellows have pleaded one more time with President Goodluck Jonathan to intervene in the situation.
And we hope this amount to something tangible.
Because, even after the National Association of polytechnic students sent an open letterto Mr. President early this year, nothing finally was done. Rather the President issued a threat statement titled, “No Work, No Pay Policy.” Which is as good as saying, “End The Strike Now Or Face The Consequences.”
After the protest in Abuja, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP has agreed to shift grounds and we hope that the federal government does likewise. If that is done, then we can confidently say, The Storm Is Over: ASUP And COEASU Strikes as Mr. Wike, the supervising Minister of education once said, hence lectures can begin in earnest.
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