ASUP Strike: Imo Poly gives its total blessings –Ugorji

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic ASUP, Imo state Polytechnic, has revealed it’s plans to join in the nation- wide industrial action by Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics in the country as directed by it’s national Secretariat.

The chairman of ASUP , Imo state Polytechnic, Comrade Kelvin Ugorji who revealed this to journalists in Owerri said the industrial action will be total and consuming , pointing out that there will be no room for compromise.

Comrade Ugorji said it is become expedite and necessary for such strike , coming from the point federal government lackadaisical attitude towards the education sector .

He said Imo state Polytechnic is in full support of the industrial action and will always throw it’s weight on the decisions of the parent body.

He described education as the mother of all inventions even as he frowns the continued negligence of the sector by the federal government.

He advocates for total implementation of NEEDs Assessment report of 2014 .

He prayed for an overt turn around of the education sector and greater encouragement of Academic Staff of higher institutions through grants for research purposes.

It could be recalled that ASUP in it’s NEC meeting held at  Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic ,Kastina state on 15th to 19th of March, 2021 reviewed the sorry states of public Polytechnics , failure of government to respond appropriately to the series of letters on the said subjects among others  and resolved to embark on the strike actions to press in their demands..

The strike action according to a letter dated 23rd March and addressed to the honourable Minister of Education was scheduled to have commenced yesterday 6th of April.

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