Just in- COEASU suspends strike

THE Colleges Of Education Academic Staff
Union, COEASU, has suspended the strike it embarked
upon over two months ago.
The Union’s president,Nuhu Ogirima,who disclosed this
at a press briefing, Wednesday,in Abuja, after an
expanded national executive council meeting of
He said the suspension has become necessary following
reassurances from government to meet some of the
workers’ key demands
According to him,” the suspension is to enable
government implement the agreements.”
Ogirima,however,said the union will reconvene in
January to reassess government’s commitment, warning
that it will not hesitate to stay away from work again if
the government reneged in the agreement.
“Government accepts decay of colleges of education
and has agreed to implement the ‘NEEDS’ assessment
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“The government through the Minister of Education,has
met with state governors over poor and non payment of
salaries in states colleges,”he added.
Ogirima said government has agreed to release a white
paper tagged: dual mode’ to implement partially for
some colleges to award degrees.
He said the government also promised to get back
sacked members of Ogun State Colleges of Education
The COEASU’s action came at the time Academic Staff
Union of Universities, ASUU,was being faced with
inconclusive meetings with government even as its strike
over similar demands was still lingering.
Also, the action of the teachers of the nation’s colleges
of education came when polytechnic teachers had
threatened to embark on strike.
Recall that the polytechnic lecturers under the umbrella
of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics,ASUP, had
warned that they may downtool next week.

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