...Rec­tor wants dis­pute re­solved

Daily Trust - - EDUCATION - From Ahmed Mo­hammed, Bauchi

Rec­tor of the Federal Polytech­nic, Bauchi, Dr. Shu’aibu Muham­mad Musa, has called on the federal govern­ment and the lead­er­ship of the strik­ing polytech­nic staff union to re­solve the crises be­dev­il­ing the polytech­nic sec­tor in the coun­try.

The call was made at a vale­dic­tory meet­ing in honor of the out-go­ing Deputy Rec­tor of the in­sti­tu­tion, Dr. Japhet Dauda Konni.

The rec­tor noted that the strike had brought to a stand­still all aca­demic ac­tiv­i­ties in the poly­tech­nics, leav­ing thou­sands of stu­dents idle at home, a sit­u­a­tion which, he said, has not only af­fected the pro­grammes of af­fected in­sti­tu­tions but also cre­ated other se­ri­ous so­cial chal­lenges to the gen­eral pub­lic.

The rec­tor noted that re­solv­ing the cri­sis would go a long way in en­hanc­ing the growth and de­vel­op­ment of Tech­ni­cal and Vo­ca­tional Ed­u­ca­tion, an im­por­tant com­po­nent of the cur­rent trans­for­ma­tion agenda of the federal govern­ment.

He fur­ther ap­pealed to tra­di­tional lead­ers, politi­cians and other stake­hold­ers to in­ter­vene with a view to re­solv­ing the lin­ger­ing is­sues and end­ing the strike.

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