It’s been over ten months since the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU embarked on strike, later called off not too long ago. However, Platuea ASUU chapter have embarked on a fresh round of strike listing pending issues that have not been attended to despite several reported complains.
As reported by the National news Agency, NAN, Codemint.net gathered that strike ensued for reason including cases of insecurity, poor infrastructural facilities and unending delay on the payment of earned arrears of its members which has accumulated up to about #215million.
Speaking on behalf of the Lecturers, The Chairman of the Platuea ASUU Chapter, Mr Pampson Bentse says Lecturers have pressed so much on this matter for over three years and little or no attention have been given these issues. In his words;
“We have pushed for these demands for over three years but it fell on deaf ears and this afternoon, with the approval of our National Executive council, we embarked on indefinite strike”, Says MR Pampson.
It’s is quite unfortunate that undergraduates in Platuea state will be taking a second round of stay home spree in less than twelve months following inadequacies in the schools need.
There are also reports of unsafe learning environment as the school is not fully fenced putting students’ security at stake.