By Adedoyin Ojosipe
Jos â€” The National Association of Plateau State Students (NAPPS) has appealed to striking primary and secondary school teachers in the state to emulate the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) by calling off their strike of almost five months, while negotiations continue.
President of the association, Comrade Emmanuel Gompit who made the call at a press briefing, urged them to consider the plight of children who have been at home for months.
â€œJust as ASUU has suspended her strike while negotiations are going on, we appeal to the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Plateau State Chapter to employ a similar measure as a sacrifice towards the future of the students and the state,â€ he said.
He described dialogue as the best option to resolve disputes and appealed to the state government to take necessary steps to ensure that the strike was brought to an end.
The students commended Governor Jonah Jang for releasing N76 million for the payment of bursary awards to the state indigenes in the University of Jos and for donating a 10-seater bus to the association.
He then pledged continued support of the association to the government â€œfor such good gesturesâ€.