THE National Association of Polytechnics Students (NAPS) said it would stage a peaceful demonstration in Abuja over the protracted Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) strike, which has paralysed academic calendar in polytechnics for over 10 months.
In a statement, NAPS Senate President, Lukman Salahudeen, said: “It is obvious that our governments have no provision for the future of this nation. It is pathetic to see that the Senate Committee on Education has done little to resolve the crisis. In our estimation, we reject the insensitivity, unpatriotic and ineffective act of the supervising Minister of Education, Mr Nyesome Wike; he has failed to attend the committee’s meeting for the second time.”
Without readiness of the government to resolve with lecturers, Lukman said students would take their destinies into their hands by marching on Presidential Villa in Abuja to “let Mr President see reasons for him to intervene fully and end the strike just the way he did with ASUU”
Aso Rock, he said, would be considered as campus until their campuses reopen. He urged his colleagues to see the protest as a collective struggle to salvage the nation’s education from “total collapse”.
The Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnics, (ASUP) embarked on an indefinite strike to press home the implementation of their demands from the federal government since October 4, 2013.
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