The Students Union of Federal Polytechnic, Ede on Wednesday register their grievances over the industrial action embarked upon by academic staff part-time lecturers in the institution.
Naijaparry learnt that the decision of the part-time lecturers to embark on strike is due to non-payment of their salary by management of the institution.
This online medium also gathered that academic activities of the part-time students has been put on hold since the strike started, and till date, not much has been done by the management of the polytechnic towards ending the industrial action.
The students union leader have, however, ordered halt of academics activities around the polytechnic to express their grievances, and have requested that the strike be called off. They have also demanded that the lost academic days be added to the current calendar at the resumption of lectures.
Speaking with Naijaparry, one of the students who did not want his name mentioned, said; “We are here to demand an end to this nonsense (sic). We will not stop until academic activities resumes fully. We cannot afford to fold our hands and watch things go wrong.”
Another student who identified herself simply as Mercy, said; “We are tired of FEDEPE, we have not had lectures since the resumption of academic activities. We cannot come and spend four years on a two years course naah! (sic).”
Efforts to reach the president of students Union of the institution, Ajibade Quazeem PKA Kazywhite for comments proved abortive. A staff in the Public Relations Office promised to get back to us, he was, however, yet to do so as at press time.