MAPOLY Lecturers Resume Work, Suspend 3 Month’s Strike.

MAPOLY Lecturers Resume Work, Suspend 3 Month’s Strike.

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta chapter has suspended it’s over three months’ strike.

The suspension was announced by the Chairman of the ASUP in the institution, Kola Abiola, after the congress the lecturers held on the campus on Wednesday.

The lecturers, however, kept mute on whether they would conduct the suspended second semester examination, which was initially scheduled to commence on September 18, 2017.
Abiola said, “The congress decided to suspend the strike following the pressures it received from many concerned prominent personalities in the state over the logjam.”
Abiola, however, said the union was hopeful that its demands would be met by the state government which would encourage it to conduct the suspended examination.
He said “Today, we had an emergency congress and after several appeals by eminent stakeholders within and outside the state, the congress therefore decided to suspend the strike.
“The government is aware of all our key issues, all the issues which resulted in the strike are all known to the government.
“When the crisis started we actually went to prominent personalities to intervene and now that they have intervened we think it is high time we give government the room for discussion while academic activities go on.
“We have suspended the strike, and it is now left for the management to announce when academic activities will commence,” the chapter chairman said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the union and the state government had been at loggerheads as a result of the government’s plan to upgrade MAPOLY to the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta and the establishment of the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia.

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