The Academic Staff Union of Kaduna Polytechnic have commenced a three-day warning strike to compel the management of the institution to address some of their pressing demands.
The chairman of the union, Musa Ibrahim, who disclosed this at a press conference on Tuesday in Kaduna, said the work-to-rule action would last for three days.
“Beginning from today, our members will make appearance in class, but will not teach,” he said, adding that if no action is taken to address their plight, the union will declare total strike.
“We shall proceed on a three-day warning strike after which we shall declare a total shutdown, should the need arises”, he said.
The chairman listed some of the issues that necessitated their action to include infrastructure decay, under funding and unjustified removal of allowances.
He said the management of the polytechnic remained unwilling to meet their demands.
The union, however, commended the Nigerian Government for the conversion of four colleges of education into universities.
“This development reinforces our belief that government can adequately address the perennial decay in the educational sector by enhancing their capacities for quality research and development,” Ibrahim said.
He urged the government to revisit the issue of converting Kaduna Polytechnic and Yaba College of Technology to full-fledged universities, saying the institutions had met due diligence criteria.
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