This is certainly not a palatable news to all Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Syudents as the NON-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) has threaten to ground all Academic Activities in all Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.
NASU called on the Federal Government to resolve issues that led to strike by its members in polytechnics and colleges of education to avert resumption of the suspended strike.
It would be recalled that the eight-month strike was suspended on July 18 and July 21, 2014 with a view to giving the government 90-day moratorium to enable it resolve issues involved.
Speaking at the national executive council (NEC) meeting of NASU in Ilorin on Wednesday, the national president of the association, Comrade (Mrs) Ladi Iliya, said NASU members were disturbed by retrogressive action of the government.
“It has become necessary to state here that since the suspension of the strikes over 10 weeks ago, the government has not taken any action towards resolving the issues that led to the strike.
“It is embarrassing to note that in the polytechnics where CONTISS 15 migration has been implemented, some management stopped the payment under the pretence that the Federal Government has not provided the needed funds for its implementation,” she said.
The NASU, which commended the intervention of Education Minister, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, over the strike, also requested government to constitute negotiating teams to renegotiate the 2009 FGN/NASU agreements for the polytechnics and colleges of education as provided for in the relevant sections of the agreements.