LASPOTECH Lecturers’ Strike Is Real
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) is not backing down on its strike at the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH).
There were no academic activities on Wednesday, August 2 as August 1 was the last work day set by the union for the indefinite strike.
They are asking for the payment of their migration arrears.
This means the union's members were moved from one salary scheme to another; but the arrears owed since the migration was made formal remain unpaid.
Bounce News visited the campus on Thursday, August 3, and met it a ghost of itself.
The school is supposed to begin examination on August 14, but the strike is threatening that.
Our correspondent spoke with some of the students who are now reading on their own and holding tutorials in preparation for the exams.
Ibrahim, who is in ND2, tried to explain his understanding of the crisis but decried the negative effects the it could have on his future.
“We know that if they eventually settle the matter, we will be made to write the exam straight and we still have some courses that we have not completed.
“By September this year, I am supposed to be saying that I have finished my OND but the strike is prolonging things.
“I should by now be concerned about doing my IT and coming back for my HND or probably going for BSC but the strike is delaying me.
“This is affecting everybody, most especially the ND finalists,” he said.
Meanwhile, the union has said that the strike would “remain indefinite, total and comprehensive until its demands are met”.