Part-time students shut MAPOLY gate to protest against their lecturers’ strike

MAPOLY students shut down school gate to protest lecturers strike

The protesting students said they will continue to disrupt all activities in the school until their lecturers return to classrooms.

Amid the ongoing lecturers strike at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, the part-time students of the institution reportedly shut the school gate to express their displeasure with the strike.

The protesting students according to the Nation on Tuesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 10, 2018, converged at the school entrance preventing movement of workers and visitors to the school.

The students complained that the strike has rendered them useless.

 

They, however, said they will continue to disrupt the school activities until the polytechnic management and the lecturers settle their differences.

One of the protesting students,  Azeez Adegbola, a National Diploma (ND) II Business Administration student said, “We are not going to stop this protest until our lecturers are back to the classroom. The management of the school has failed us. How can we be paying that kind of money and the school cannot convince ASUP not to stop lectures? They are using our money to pay full-time lecturers at the expense of ours. For the past two weeks, there has been no lecture for part-time students.”

Earlier, the full-time student of the Polytechnic also protested against their lecturers strike saying the protest will continue until their lecturers return to class.

Recall that following an emergency meeting of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Tuesday, September 25, 2018,  the staff of the polytechnic said they are going to resume their suspended industrial action.

The union said the decision to go on strike was to press home their demands for the state government to fix deplorable state of the institution.

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