ASUP Strike: Federal Polytechnic Bida Pulls Out Of ASUP strike, Resumes Classes

Filed in EDUCATION NEWS by on July 4, 2014 0 Comments

Another Federal Polytechnic, this time, Federal Polytechnic, Bida has pulled out of the more than 10 months old nationwide strike by its union and resumed full academic activities.

It would be recalled that the Federal Polytechnic Oko, yesterday pulled out of the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnic, (ASUP) to resume full academic activities on Monday, July 7, 2014

The resumption of academic activities in Bida brings to six the number of Federal Polytechnics who have pulled out of the prolonged strike after the Federal Government resolved three key demands of ASUP.

The school’s lecturers have consequently announced the suspension of its strike and resumed classes.

A statement issued by the polytechnic’s spokesman Ruth Bawa said the chapter’s congress took the decision on Tuesday, 1st July, 2014.

Among the reasons advanced by the lecturers for calling off their strike was that the school was lagging “behind as it is yet to conclude its 2011/2012 academic session”.

They also pointed out “how the 11- months old strike has crippled the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the institution,” the statement said.

The statement said lectures has since commenced.

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