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ASUP Condemns FG’s Lethargy In Resolving 10-month Strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has condemned what it described as the lethargic response of the federal government towards resolving the 10-month-old strike embarked upon by the union.

In a communique issued at the end of its annual capacity building workshop for its officers in Lafia, Nassarawa weekend, the union said it embarked on the strike to make government urgently address issues in the technical education sector in Nigeria.

ASUP attributed the constant strikes in the education sector to the government’s penchant for always reneging on its agreements with the trade unions in the sector.

It Condemned the use of techniques of intimidation by state security agents and the undue politicisation of trade union disputes. This was manifested in the use of tear gas and water cannons on members of ASUP,COEASU, NLC, students and civil society groups in Abuja, while exercising their rights to peaceful protest and expression on April 29, 2014 instead of addressing the concerns of the protesters,”
it said in the communique.

It also warned heads of institutions to desist from infringing on the rights of staff to unionise as well as undue interference in union activities and finances.

Citing the Trade Union Act, ASUP noted that memberships of the unions are voluntary.

It added that since the benefits of trade unions accrue to all benefiting workers, subscription should be for all with a proviso that subscription for dissenting members at any time be dedicated to charity in line with international norms.

Its Agreed to the need for leaders of the union to be more prudent, transparent and accountable in the management of union resources for the benefit of members and called for the standardisation of the financial reporting template of the union for clarity and uniformity,” it read.

“…Resolved to deploy teamwork as well as undiluted adherence to the application of the national constitution of the union above personal and parochial interests. The participants also recommended the inclusion of chapter secretaries as statutory members of NEC in the union’s constitution,” the communique added.

The union also expressed worry at the state of insecurity in the country and encouraged government at all levels to close ranks and find lasting solutions to the security challenges in the country. It appealed to Nigerians to be security conscious thereby contributing their quota to national security. [ThisDay]

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  1. sandra

    May 19, 2014 at 8:52 am

    ASUp are just selfiSh, FG have tried to resolve this strike, but their been stubborn. I thank God they have stop been paid .

  2. emmanuelson.

    May 19, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    ASUP & FG pls have mercy on us and show us some love.we ar tired of stayin at home and we ar frustrated.pls call off this strike.

  3. ade

    May 19, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Wat are u saying govt has not done anytin has govt pay Asup and has hnd and bsc stuff resolved we students should not be selfish as well ASUp can not work for years and not receive salary can govt forsake their salary let Asup fight to the end for the benefit of our future and d next generation if we finish sch witout getting job so wats d use den so let Asup fight now so dat d future will be easy for us whether hnd or bsc it won’t matter so ASUp keeping fighting in short I don’t mind till d end of dis year as far as we achieve our aims and goals God bless ASup

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BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday – Lagos Govt

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BREAKING: Public, Private Schools Can Reopen Monday - Lagos Govt

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government on Thursday directed all public and private schools in the state to reopen all classes for academic activities.

Recall that schools were closed following the outbreak of violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests in the State.

The government directed students and pupils in boarding houses to report to school on Sunday, 1st of November in preparation for the general resumption by Monday, 2nd November, 2020.

Also Read: BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets

The directive was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo which was signed by Kayode Abayomi, Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education.

The Commissioner advised pupils/students to take their studies more seriously in a bid to recover the lost period and thereby excel.

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FG, ASUU Disagree On Payment Platform

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Again, FG, ASUU Unable To Agree On Payment Platform
Again, FG, ASUU Unable To Agree On Payment Platform

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The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended in a deadlock on Wednesday.

The union and Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige led delegation failed to agree on the payment platform to be used in disbursing the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowance of the university lecturers.

According to reports, the Federal Government offered to pay the salary arrears and the N30bn Earned Allowances of the university lecturers through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform pending the roll-out of ASUU’s preferred platform, the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).

Also Read: Why We Haven’t Called Off Strike –ASUU

However, the ASUU delegation led by National President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, insisted that the payment by the Federal Government should be made through the UTAS.

Following the failure to reach a consensus, the parties agreed to consult their respective principals and stakeholders.

They are to reconvene next week Wednesday.

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WAEC To Release 2020 SSSCE Results Next Week

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WAEC To Release 2020 SSSCE Results Next Week

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has given an update on releasing the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) result.

The Council early on Wednesday morning announced that the result would be released next week.

Also Read: WAEC Releases 2020 WASSCE Timetable

The results were supposed to be out today but the examination body said the postponement was due to the violence and arson in the country which affected some of its offices and some of its operations nationwide.

The examination body stated that the exact date for the result will be announced soon.

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