Poor Funding: Colleges of Education Lecturers begin warning Strike

TEACHERS in Nigeria’s colleges of education have declared a four-week warning strike over alleged failure of the federal government to resolve some of its pending demands with it.

Among the issues are alleged failure of the federal government to constitute its own team and commence renegotiation of FGN-COEASU 2010 Agreement “in spite of all entreaties of the union; Non-release of N15billion approved out of the N456,599,691,914.18Billion revitalization fund recommended for both Federal and State Colleges of Education contrary to repeated promises of the government and the non –implementation of 2014 Needs assessment report in colleges of education.”

The teachers, operating under the aegis of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU, said the resolution to proceed on immediate strike was reached at the National Executive Council, NEC meeting held at Federal College of Education (Technical), Asaba, Delta State on Friday, 10th June, 2022.

COEASU’s position declaring the strike was contained in a communique signed by its President, Dr. Smart Olugbeko and General Secretary, Dr. Ahmed Lawan Bazza.

The group said its NEC “received with utter disappointment the continued inaction of government on the lingering issues in spite of the union’s lengthy perseverance and uncommon disposition towards alternative dispute resolution.”

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