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ASUP To Shutdown Nigerian Polytechnics Soon
The union in its 99th National Executive Council, NEC meeting held at Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, through its President, Anderson Ezeibe, in a media briefing with journalists on the status of engagement between them and government in Katsina state.
Recalled that the Union issued a 15-day ultimatum to the government in March 2020 outlining several issues bordering on the culture of neglect by the government on issues affecting the technological education subsector with specific instances were cited in the refusal of the government to respect the provisions of the ASUP/FGN agreement of 2010, non-payment of salaries in some state owned institutions, non-payment of the 10 months arrears of the new minimum wage to its members in Federal Polytechnics.
According to Comrade Anderson, the shutting down of the global economy due to the impact of COVID-19 precipitated a suspension of the proposed action as the professional competencies of the members formed part of an indispensable pool of resources in the fight against the pandemic.
The union leader also includes, poor regulatory and standardization policies in the appointment of unqualified persons as Rectors and other principal officers in public and private Polytechnics among other demands which he said if not made before the expiration of April 6th, 2021, the country should expect or face a total shutdown of Polytechnics in Nigeria.