The Kaduna Poly Alumni association has appealed to the management and members of the academic staff Union of Polytechnics to call off its ongoing strike.
Aminu Haruna Maipampo, national Secretary of the Alumni in a statement expressed worry that the Kaduna Polytechnic students, specially the evening students, had been struggling with with their ND and HND programmes since 2017.
He said, “The terrible consequences of the strike has been so devastating on the students, socially, morally and financially.”
Noting that despite the fact that the Federal authorities has proven much less concern to the agitations of the ASUP when in comparison with its ASUU counterpart, he pleaded that the ASUP gives the federal government another threat because it asked in its remaining interface with the Union to continue addressing its needs.
The national Secretary defined that the Governing Councils has been put in place in all Polytechnics, Visitation Panels inaugurated and the bill to prevent discrimination among HND and BSc simply passed third analyzing at the floor of the Senate.
The declaration defined, “i will like to also advise the ASUP national body to exchange and re-strategize its approach in pressing home its demands because my findings discovered that most state-owned or even a few Federal Polytechnics did not join the ongoing strike, which made it difficult for the strike to be fully powerful.”
He assured the ASUP national frame that its agitations might be the primary attention of discussion in the forthcoming assembly of the discussion board of Nigerian Polytechnics Alumni affiliation (FONPAA) next month in Nasarawa country.
He also assured the ASUP of Kaduna Polytechnic Alumni affiliation’s general help and solidarity in its future agitations to make Technical and Vocational training higher in Nigeria, even as pleading with the Union to consider the appeal.
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