This article was sent to schoolwatch.com.ng by Ibukun Alan.
Liveschoolnews.com.ng team deem it necessary to published it for the Federal government to denote that it is the students that bear the brunt of the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnic, ASUP.
The Nigerian polytechnic Students are weeping, parents are lamenting. Liveschoolnews.com.ng team implored the Federal government to acquiesce to the requests of the Polytechnic lecturers so that the desirous students can return to school.
Ibukun Alao write:
Nobody is really talking about the ongoing strike embarked upon by members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP). For over 10 months now, students have been at home, and while the public is not putting pressure on government to accede to the request of the lecturers, the Federal Government is also not behaving as if the issue is an emergency. Is it because we are polytechnic students? Things were not this silent when members of the Academic Staff of Union of Universities (ASUU) went on strike last year. If Nigerians no longer value polytechnic education, then we should abolish the system, instead of classing the students as second fiddle. I am, therefore, calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to wade into the crisis so that the innocent students can return to school.
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