Why we shun ASUP’s warning strike – Kad poly
//Godwin Ekosin, Kaduna, N/w Nigeria//
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Kaduna Polytechnic chapter has explained why it did not joined the ongoing warning strike embarked upon by the national body of the union.
The polytechnic through it’s ASUP Chairman, Dr. Aliyu Hassan Ibrahim said on Monday that, the chapter is not joining for now because it has not been properly briefed by the mother body hence the continuation of the academic activities in all the four campuses of the institution.
It would be recalled, that the polytechnic had just returned from own imposed strike premised on misappropriation of funds and backlog of arrears by the institution’s management.
According to him, “ideally, the national executives should have invited all the chairmen of the chapters before arriving at that decision.
“I was not invited to any meeting and have not received any official letter on the planned warning strike and that make the strike strange to us”.
ASUP President, Usman Dutse, had at a press conference in Abuja on January 25 ordered the suspension of academic and administrative exercise in all public polytechnics across the country between noon of January 30, 2017 and February 6 , 2017.
ASUP had hinged the cal for warning strike on failure of government to implement the NEEDS Assessment Report of July 2014, meant to address problem of decayed infrastructure in the institutions and non-removal of the entry dichotomy between HND and Degree, poor funding of polytechnics among ithers.
However, some students of the institution confirmed that they were not aware of any strike as they were having their lectures as scheduled.