The Academy Staff Union of Polytechnic, Kaduna Polytechnic Chapter has commenced an indefinite strike on issues over welfare and deteriorating school infrastructure.
Abbas Muhammed the publicity secretary of the chapter, made this known to the News Agency Of Nigeria NAN via telephone interview, he said the action was taken after alleged failure of the management of the institution failed to fulfill earlier agreements.
“We resumed the earlier suspended strike following a unanimous Congress decision by the academic staff of the institution demanding the management to immediately address their demands.”
“The latest face-off between the academic union and the Kaduna Polytechnic management is coming on the heels of an emergency congress presided by the unions General Secretary, Dr. Talatu Umar.”
“The ASUP members resolved to suspend all academic activities, with a passionate call to the government, general public and all stakeholders to prevail on the management to do the needful so as to ensure timely resolution of the problems.”
According to Abbas Muhammed, the agitation comes from the failure of the institution’s management to resolve any of the issues put before it since the suspension of an earlier strike on July 18th, 2017.
Mr. Muhammed listed some of the issues that were tabled before the management, which included lack of laboratory consumables for laboratory practicals, irregular academics calendar and poor working condition for staffs.
Other issues mentioned are lack of recreational facilities in the school, inadequate amenities and conveniences, inadequate office spaces and furniture and lack of transparency in relation to staff allowances.