The end of future industrial action in Polytechnics and Colleges of Education is in sight as the Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau  said that the White Papers on Visitation Panels to Federal Polytechnics and Colleges of Education will be ready soon.

He assured that the Federal Government would respond to the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and Colleges of Education Staff Union (COASU) to forestall future industrial actions.

Shekarau spoke at an impact assessment visit to the Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe, Gombe State.

He assured that the Federal Government would respond to the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and Colleges of Education Staff Union (COASU) to forestall future industrial actions.

The minister said the White Paper retrieved from the Office of the Secretary to Government of the Federation was receiving attention.

He added that the report of the Needs Assessment to Colleges of Education had been received and was undergoing review by the Federal Government.

According to Shekarau, the leadership of ASUP and COASU had been briefed on actions taken by the government to address the demands of the unions, which had led to protracted strikes by the two workers’ unions.

It would be recalled that the first assignment Shekarau carried out after he was appointed as a minister was to parley with the leadership of ASUP in other to end its 7 months industrial action.

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