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Colleges of Education Teachers Convene On Strike Wednesday

Colleges of Education Teachers Convene On Strike Wednesday

Colleges of Education Teachers Convene On Strike Wednesday

Colleges of Education Teachers Convene On Strike Wednesday

On Wednesday, the National Executive Council of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union will convene to discuss whether to continue the current strike or call it off altogether.

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Following the government’s inability to accede to some of the union’s outstanding demands, COEASU went on strike.

The union had expressed dissatisfaction over the fact that neither the federal government, which preferred the University Transparency Accountability System nor the state governments had taken the necessary steps to address the issues unique to state-owned institutions of higher learning.

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Dr. Ahmed Lawan, the union’s secretary general, announced on Monday that the union had met with the government’s renegotiation team and would hold its NEC meeting to deliberate on the next steps.

Colleges of Education Teachers Convene On Strike Wednesday

Lawan said, “We started meeting with the government’s team on August 2, 2022. There were some agreements made and there are some other demands that we are still hoping will be met.

“Our NEC will be held on Wednesday. We need to brief our members and let them know what is going on. This will also help them decide whether to extend the strike to give the government more time to meet all demands.”

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The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, could not be immediately reached on Monday for comments on the measures to end the strike as calls and messages sent to him remained unanswered.


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