Following the Presidential directive for the resolution of the strike actions Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, and the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU, directors of the Federal Ministry of Education and executive members of ASUP and COEASU met at two differnt locations to finanlise work on the Needs Assessment reports for Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.
The meeting for the editing of the draft report for the Polytechnics took place at the TETFUND headquarters in Abuja, while that for the Colleges of Education at the National Commission for the Colleges of Education. Both meetings held on Wednesday and continued on Friday.
Recall that the President had at the meeting with officials of the Federal Ministry of Education, National Commission for Colleges of Education and the National Board for Technical Education, NBTE last Monday directed that work on the Needs Assessment report on Polytechnics and Colleges of Education be concluded for the administration to revive infrastructure in these schools.
At the meetings on Wednesday, officials of ASUP and COEASU worked relentless to conclude work on the draft Needs Assessment reports.
The meetings were fruitful as the draft which had been concluded were subjected to rigorous verification exercise.
Liveschoolnews.com.ng grapevine gathered that officials from the Presidency monitored the exercise to ensure that this aspect is concluded within schedule.
It was learnt that after the conclusion of the editing of the draft copies of the two Needs Assessment reports by Ministry, NBTE, NCCE, ASUP and COEASU officials, they will be sent to the Presidency for discussion at the Federal Executive Council. It is at this stage that the Federal Government will determine how much will be invested to revive decaying infrastructure in schools.
At the Polytechnics meeting at TETFUND, schoolwatch.com.ng gathered that officials of the Federal Ministry of Education chided the ASUP President, Chibuzor Asomugha for embarking on false propaganda that the Ministry was not doing anything to resolve the strike.
A director who pleaded anonymity told schoolwatch.com.ng grapevine that it was the same installmental payment that was extended to ASUU that has been offered to ASUP and COEASU. He noted that there was need for ASUP to accept it in the interest of long suffering students.
ASUP President, Chibuzor Asomugha, however maintained that the refusal of ASUP to accept two installmental payments was the decision of his executive members.
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