The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic; Kaduna Polytechnic (KADPOLY) chapter have announced their inclusion in the ongoing nationwide indefinite strike action.
The National head of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics announced that an indefinite strike would commence yesterday, November 13, 2017. Several chapters immediately suspended all activities and lectures have ceased to commence.
The Chairman of the KADPOLY chapter; Dr. Aliyu Hassan Ibrahim spoke with newsmen and he explained that this strike action was to remind and persuade the federal government honour the agreements that they reached with the ASUP in 2014.
The Students and staff of KADPOLY will be hoping that this strike action is called off soon as the polytechnic just resumed from a seven-week strike less than a month ago. The newly appointed rector has expressed his desire to make some renovations and constructions of some infrastructure to improve the standard of living in the school and the strike may provide a chance to make some improvements.
However, this strike action comes at a convenient time for the students of the Kaduna Polytechnic (KADPOLY) because the regular full-time students are on their break while the part time students recently completed their examinations the Friday before the strike commenced.
“The union’s demands include the implementation of the NEEDS assessment report of Polytechnics, amendment of the Polytechnic act which has been pending before the national assembly for a very long time, the implementation of CONTISS 15 migration for staff on the lower cadre as well as the payment of its arrear,” Dr. Aliyu Ibrahim said.
“Other demands include the restoration of withdrawn allowances from January 2016, removal of dichotomy between holders of first degree and Higher National Diploma (HND), payment of promotion arrears from 2012 and non-payment of full salary in some state-owned polytechnics among others,” he concluded.