The nation, more than ever is approaching one of its deadliest times especially as the 2015 elections draw nearer. Parents are agitating that with the continual ASUP and COEASU strikes, politicians will find a handful idle minds to work with, thereby causing more troubles for the federal government.

Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, have been on strike for about 10-months while the colleges of education lecturers, COEASU have been on strike for about 6-months.

The Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, has promised on behalf of the federal government that the strike will finally be coming to an end but up till this day, the strike is still on.

In the light of this, ASUP appeals to well-meaning Nigerians to intercede in the ongoing strike. “Let Nigerians come out and pressurize federal and state governments, just like what they did during the ASUU strike,” Chairman of Committee of Chairmen of Governing Councils of Federal Polytechnics, Ebenezer Babatope said.

Federal government needs to take proactive measures in meeting up ASUP demands so that students can return to school. Because if ASUP and COEASU strikes linger on, then it is as good as saying the government is denying children of the less-privileged ones access to quality education.

ASUP embarked on an indefinite strike in September 2013 over the non-release of the white paper on the Visitation Panel to Federal Polytechnics.

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