Ofa Poly pulls out of ASUP strike, resumes academic activities Feb. 24

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Ilorin – The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Federal Polytechnic Ofa branch, on Wednesday said it had pulled out of the ongoing nationwide strike by the union.

The Chairman, ASUP, Federal Polytechnic Ofa, Dr Shola Ojeniyi, in a telephone interview said that they would now resume “normal academic activities on Monday, Feb. 24’’.

He said the decision to suspend the strike was taken at a congress of the association on Wednesday.

Ojeniyi said the congress took the decision to enable the school conduct examinations for the students of the institution.

“I can confirm that the Congress of ASUP Federal Polytechnic, Ofa branch has pulled out of the strike.

“We will come in, write our exams and complete our session and rejoin the strike,’’ he said.

ASUP had embarked on the ongoing strike on Oct. 4, 2013.

Some of the striking lecturers’ demands include the need for a re-constitution of the Governing Councils of Federal Polytechnics which were dissolved in 2010.

Also, they are demanding the migration of the lower cadres on the CONTISS 15 salary scale.

ASUP had initiated series of meetings and indeed met several times with government since August 17, 2013 to ensure industrial peace was maintained in the polytechnics.(NAN)

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