Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has declared a strike, demanding the implementation of a new salary scheme for polytechnic lecturers.
ASUP leaders made the strike declaration on Tuesday after a meeting with Federal Government officials in Abuja.
Asides from the new salary scheme, the union is also demanding payment of salaries and promotion allowances owed lecturers by some state governments.
National President of ASUP, Anderson Ezeibe while insisting that strike will go on, however, noted that the union will be open for dialogue with the Federal Government to resolve the issues raised.
The minister of education Adamu Adamu has promised federal government’s commitment to resolve all issues that lead to the ongoing nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics.
The minister gave the assurance during a meeting with members of ASUP in Abuja.
Meanwhile, students of Lagos State Polytechnic have appealed to the federal government to improve standard of education.
A group of students who spoke with Ibrand TV also expressed their thoughts on the strike action.
Our correspondent, Daniel Ojukwu has the rest of the story.