The Kaduna Polytechnic Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has joined the indefinite strike declared by the national body on Wednesday.
ASUP Chairman Dr Aliyu Ibrahim Kaduna Polytechnic Chapter said that the chapter totally compiled with the instructions of the national body.
He explained, “We will remain on strike until told otherwise by our national executives.”
Although, the Kaduna Polytechnic are on holiday and are expected to resume academic activities in January.
Most of the students, who spoke on the new development, begged the federal government to dialogue with the union and resolve all grey areas in order to ensure steady academic programme in the country’s higher institutions.
An anonymous student said, “Steps must be taken by the federal government, stakeholders and authorities of higher institutions in the country to arrest the incessant strikes that have become the order of the day in Nigeria.
“It is only in Nigeria that government and authorities of institutions do not value the future of students that is why if university students are not at home because of a strike, it will be Polytechnic students or students of Colleges of education.
“It is a common thing that those from well to do parents go to foreign countries where you have a steady system of academic programmes while the majority of us continue to suffer on things we know nothing about.”
Mr Usman Dutse, the National President of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, ASUP, had on Tuesday directed all members of the union to embark on the nation-wide indefinite strike on Wednesday.
Dutse said that the strike became necessary following the failure of the Federal Government to implement the 2009 and 2017 agreements reached with the union.