Poly Students Protest Against ASUP Strike in Ogun

Some students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, on Friday embarked on a peaceful protest against the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics.

The News Agency of  Nigeria gathered that the national secretariat of ASUP had ordered the institution’s chapter  to re-join the strike.

The President of the  Students  Union  Government of the polytechnic, Olaoro Folarin, said his colleagues  were determined  not to leave the campus until after the completion of  the semester.

“We had  already spent four months at home before the strike was  suspended,  we are not ready to go back home,” he said.

He urged the Federal Government to  meet the demands of the lecturers.

“We Nigerian students are tired of educational privilege, we want educational rights because education is our right and not a privilege,” he said.

Reacting to the students’ demands, the Registrar of the institution, Mr Christopher Adeosun, said   management had to comply with the union’s  directives.

He said that the institution would re-open as soon as the strike was suspended or called off by the union.