The academic activities are to resume at the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, today July 17, following the suspension of strike by lecturers and other staff of the institution.
The polytechnic staff last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday had shut the down the institution in protest against the recruitment policy of the new Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta.
They suspended the strike last Friday after the congresses of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics.
The staff had accused the committee set up by the state government to midwife the new university and Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia of asking them to resign and apply afresh to work in the university.
Chairman of the institution’s chapter of ASUP, Kola Abiola speaking to Rockcity FM in Abeokuta, said the strike was suspended following the intervention of Governor Ibikunle Amosun and the state education, science and technology commissioner, Mrs Modupe Mujota.
The lecturers and other staff according to him, are still awaiting the pronouncement of Governor Amosun who has promised to look into their plight and ensure that no one at the polytechnic will lose his or her job.Please subscribe to our newsletter