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Seek Alternative to Strike – Elelu Tells Poly Lecturers

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Alhaji Mas’ud Elelu

The chairman, Conference of Rectors of Polytechnics and College of Education, Alhaji Mas’ud Elelu according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has advised striking lecturers in the country’s polytechnics and college of technology under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) to seek for other alternatives instead of using strike all the time to press home their demands.
According to Elelu, such action is no longer fashionable and acceptable in the country.

According to NAN, lecturers in polytechnics and colleges of technology in the country embarked on strike since last week over their demands from the Federal Government.

Elelu who is also the Rector of Kwara State Polytechnic, said though polytechnic education is confronted with many challenges in the country, an industrial action is not the only way to find solutions to the challenges.

“If you are going on strike, you should first look at the situation not only of the country but also your schools and other relevant factors otherwise we will all lose out,” he stated.

“I am appealing to the FG not to be adamant on its position and both parties should look for ways they can avoid going to the extreme,” he added.

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