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This is when schools will reopen – ASUP sets conditions for FG, threatens strike

PublishedBy: in EducationOctober 14, 2020


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Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Tuesday, October 13, stated that schools would not be reopened because some of the protocols outlined by the federal government have not been fulfilled.

ASUP president, Anderson Ezeibe, made this known when he led some members of the body to a meeting with the minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba.

It would be recalled that ASUP issued a 15-day ultimatum to the government as the body vowed to embark on indefinite strike action over delay in the implementation of minimum wage and others issues including implementation of the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System (IPPIS).

This led to a meeting with the junior education minister where it was agreed that polytechnics will not be reopened unless the federal government looks into the grievances of the lecturers.

Speaking further, ASUP president Ezeibe stated that the body regretted adopting the IPPIS because it was now clear that bonafide members are not captured.

He also lamented the victimisation of ASUP members over their participation in previous industrial actions.

According to him, five staff members of the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) in Enugu, including two staff of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger state were dismissed without reasons.

Ezeibe said:

“Our demands ranges from non-implementation of the polytechnics NEED Assessment since 2014, which no single polytechnic has benefitted from these exercises; we feel the aim of embarking on the exercise will be defeated if none of our institutions benefits from it.”

Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has tackled the federal government as fresh row emerged over the adoption of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Service.

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