The Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike on Monday, April 14, asserted that the strike action which was embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnics, ASUP and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU would soon be resolved, because of the intervention of the President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan.
Supervising Minister Of Education, Nyesom Wike
While answering questions from journalists, the Minister, Wike assured the Nigeria general public, that the Federal Government would soon resolve all lingering strikes in the education sector.
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has been on strike since October 2013, indicating that in the last seven months, Polytechnics students have been lectured.
While the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union has also been on industrial action since December 2013.
Wike said : “No government will be happy that students are roaming the street. We must promise what is practicable. Not just making promises without fulfilling them. Be rest assured that it will be resolved.”
For over 10 months, Nigerian polytechnic students have been at home. We call on the Federal government to accede to the request of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, ASUP.