ASUP STRIKE: Academic activities paralysed in Auchi Poly

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By Simon Ebegbulem

AUCHI—ACADEMIC activities were paralysed, yesterday at the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo state following the industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP.

Lecture halls were locked and while students were seen leaving the campuses to their respective homes as the ASUP commenced a nationwide strike, yesterday, to protest the alleged non-implementation of its CONTISS 15 migration arrears, non-commencement of renegotiation of ASUP/Government agreement of 2010 and the delay in the review of the Federal

Polytechnics Act, among other issues.

The union had vowed to continue the indefinite strike until the Federal Government yield to

its demands. The Chairman of Auchi Branch of ASUP, Mr Justin Momodu, said the branch had complied with the directive from the headquarters of the union to proceed on the strike, noting that the strike was not peculiar to Auchi polytechnic as other institutions would join to compel the Federal Government to honour the mutual agreement.

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