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ASUP Begins Strike

ASUP Logo. Photo: The Nation
ASUP Logo. Photo: The Nation

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has announced the commencement of an indefinite industrial action over non-implementation of the 2009 and 2017 agreement reached with the union by the Federal Government.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the strike was announced on Wednesday, December 12, thereby joining the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

According to reports, the national president of ASUP, Usman Dutse, said the Federal Government has invited the union for dialogue on the 17th of December but the strike still continues till then.

“We have zonal coordinators and a monitoring team, zone by zone, all over the country. Already from the report we are getting, we are satisfied with the level of compliance from all our zones but we are reviewing the day’s activity in a meeting now,” he stated.

However, NAN, reports that students were seen writing their 2017/18 second semester examination at the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Lagos but none of the striking lecturers was seen in all the examination halls monitored.

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