ASUP tasks rector on KadPoly to varsity conversion

September 30, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

The Academy Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Kaduna Polytechnic chapter, has charged the rector and management of KadPoly to work hard towards actualising the conversion of the institution to a university. The newly elected chairman of the chapter, Engr. Abubakar Jibrin Abdullahi, gave the charge Friday in his acceptance speech at the inauguration of the new executives. He assured the Read More

ASUP faults VCs on poly Lecturer’s emolument 

September 7, 2022 Moses John 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has denied claim by the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) that chief lecturers in Nigeria’s polytechnics (and Colleges of Education) earn more than professors in the nation’s universities. A statement by the national publicity secretary of ASUP, Comrade Abdullahi Yalwa, said such comment is capable of setting unions against themselves.  The Read More

Don’t withhold striking ASUU members’ salaries,  ASUP tells FG

August 23, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has described as unhelpful and ill-advised for the federal government to withhold salaries of striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). ASUP President Comrade Anderson U.Ezeibe said this  while reacting to statement credited to Minister of Education Adamu Adamu that the ‘no work, no pay’ of the federal government would apply Read More

ASUP to challenge Obaseki over ban of trade unions 

June 19, 2022 Moses John 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Sunday vowed to challenge the Edo state government for banning ASUP and other trade unions in the state-owned institutions. National President of ASUP, Comrade Anderson Ezeibe, while reacting to the development, described such action as a lazy, uncouth and despotic reaction to issues of the trade dispute in the institutions by the state Read More

Strike: ASUP directs members to resume work

May 29, 2022 Moses John 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) has directed its members across Nigeria to resume work Monday May 30, 2022. The union had on 16th May, 2022 went on a 2- week of warning strike to protest the lethargic attitude of the government towards fulfilling some aspects of the Memorandum of Action (MoU) signed with our union in 2021. In Read More

ASUP suspends strike, tells members what to do

May 29, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its two-week warning strike. The Union has now asked members to resume duties in June.  According to a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the union, Abdullahi Yalwa, Saturday, “The two weeks definite strike of the Union will be rounding off on the 29th of May, 2022 as agreed by Read More

How Ahmed Idris ‘scammed’ ASUU, ASUP

May 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is a country of many wonders, a country with many surprises and mysteries. It is a country that the saint becomes the sinner and the sinner becomes the saint all at the same time. What the detained Accountant General of the Federation, AGF, Ahmed Idris, did was not a surprise to all academic unions of tertiary institutions. Academic unions Read More

Kadpoly impunity and ASUP

May 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

Many parents and students always think that academic unions only go for strike to fight for more salary, welfare and sometimes to expose government to powerless position and ridicule. I am not one of those persons who see academic unions as selfish unions that only fight for their entitlements and look at what belong to students with less priority. Meanwhile, Read More

Convert polytechnics to degree-awarding institutions, ASUP beckons FG 

March 1, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has called on the federal government to convert polytechnics in the country to degree-awarding institutions in order to create greater access for Nigerian youth in obtaining degree certificates. National president of ASUP, Mr Anderson Ezeibe, made the call on Tuesday during the union’s 79th Zonal Executive Council (ZEC) meeting of Zone B, held at Read More

ASUP condemns breach of Polytechnics Act

December 16, 2021 Moses John 0

…Demand release of N15b revitalisation fund The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has condemned what it described as “reckless” breach of Polytechnics Act by many federal Polytechnics and their inability to domesticate same. According to a communique issued at the end of her 16th National Delegates Conference (NDC), the union renew her demand for the release of N15b revitalisation Read More

ASUP faults establishment of new polytechnics in Nigeria

October 27, 2021 Moses John 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Tuesday faulted the establishment of new polytechnics in the country while the existing ones are regarded  as the last option. ASUP president, Comrade Anderson Ezeibe, who said this at a workshop tagged: “Advocacy Roundtable on the Future of Nigerian Polytechnics” organised by his union, lamented government’s neglect for technological development in Nigeria. “We Read More

ASUP warns against industrial disharmony in polytechnics

October 11, 2021 Moses John 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Sunday asked the federal government to speed up in the implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed with the union to avoid industrial disharmony. The union however warned that Nigerians should hold government accountable for any industrial action as the union would not issue any ultimatum before pulling out her members from Read More

Comply with amended Polytechnic Act, ASUP tells FG, others

July 20, 2021 Moses John 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has appealed to the federal government as well as other stakeholders to comply with the Polytechnic Act in all institutions for the purposes of uniformity in quality and standards. In a communiqué issued at the end of her 100th National Executive Council (NEC), the union frowned at government’s decision to disregard the provision Read More

ASUP urges FG to address insecurity, high cost of food

July 18, 2021 Moses John 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Sunday urged government at all levels to tackle prevailing insecurity as well as high cost of food in the country. The union after her National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Auchi Polytechnic, Edo state also lamented over the deplorable roads in Nigeria, calling for urgent steps to fix them to avoid incessant Read More

ASUP demands unconditional release of members abducted at Zaria Poly

June 13, 2021 Moses John 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics ( ASUP) Sunday demanded an urgent and unconditional release of her members as well as students of Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic Zaria who were abducted by an unknown gunmen. National President of ASUP Comrade Anderson Ezeibe in a statement further reinstate the union called for improve security of the institution to avert similar experience in Read More

Breaking: 65 days after, ASUP suspends strike

June 9, 2021 Editor 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Wednesday suspended her nationwide strike for a period of three months. A statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of ASUP,  Comrade Abdullahi Yalwa said, “Following an appraisal of the report indicating the gradual implementation of the items contained in the Memorandum of Action signed between our Union and the federal government, the Union has resolved Read More

Strike: We won’t fall for cheap blackmail – ASUP

June 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has said the union’s ongoing industrial action was not called off because Government failed to implement the MoU signed with the union. According to a statement signed by the general secretary of the union, Comrade Shammah S. Kpanja , ASUP described as cheap blackmail statetemet credited to the Minister of State, Education Chukwuemeka Read More

‘Why ASUP is still on strike’

May 30, 2021 Moses John 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has said the union ongoing industrial action was not call off because Government has faild to implement the MoU signed with the union. According to a statement signed by the general secretary of the union, Comrade Shammah S. Kpanja , ASUP described as cheap blackmail statetemet credited to the Minister of State, Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba Read More

Why we won’t call off strike – ASUP

May 25, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The industrial action being embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) may continue indefinitely unless the federal government steps out to address the demands of the members, national president of the union, Anderson Ezeibe has Mr. Ezeibe disclosed this while addressing journalists at Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwanna, Afikpo, Ebonyi state after the union congress on Monday. He dared the Read More

Emir of Gwandu to ASUP: Call off strike in national interest

May 20, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

The Emir of Gwandu and Chairman Kebbi state Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Illiyasu Bashar, has called on the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) to call off their strike action. He said strike would not be the answer. He stated this Thursday when the president of ASUP paid him a “save our soul” visit at the Abdullahin Gwandu palace, Birnin Read More

AUPCTRE backs JUSUN, PASAN, ASUP strikes, urges FG to meet demands

April 25, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) has thrown its weight behind the on-going strike actions embarked upon by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Parliamentary Staff Union of Nigeria (PASAN) and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) urges government to urgently accedes to the Union demands. Comrade Sikiru Waheed General Read More

ASUP to FG: Implement NEEDS assessment report on tertiary institutions

April 15, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

 The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has called on the federal government to implement the NEEDS assessment report of 2014 to enable federal polytechnics in the country feel the impact of the assessment.ASUP also stated that the ongoing strike action remains until the union’s demands are met by the federal government, adding that  the culture of neglect of the sector Read More

Bizman petitions NHRC, PCC over KASUPDA’s plan to demolish property

April 13, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A Kaduna based businesman, Alhaji Bello Barau has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Public Complainant Commission (PCC) and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to save him from the Kaduna State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KASUPDA) from demolishing his property. In the petition dated March 31, 2021, and signed by his counsel, Chiedu Gwam Esq., Barau said Read More

ASUP strike: Another time bomb?

April 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The #EndSARS protest did more harm than good for the country as its bombshell remains and ignites fear. Research has shown that #EndSARS protest was successful and made dreaded impact because of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, prolong strike at that time because an idle man is the devil’s workshop. Though, strike of such nature is not a Read More