Colleges of Education suspends 2-months strike
NEWS DIGEST–The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU, has suspended its two months old nationwide strike.
Nuhu Ogirima, COEASU National President, said this on Wednesday after its expanded National Executive Council meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to Mr Ogirima, the union suspend the strike following reassurances by the Federal Government to meet its major demands.
“The suspension is to enable government implement the agreements,‘’ he said.
The COEASU president, however, said the union would reconvene in January 2019 to re-assess Federal Government’s commitment to the demands.
He said that the union would not hesitate to stay away from work again if government reneged on the agreement.
Mr Ogirima noted that government acknowledged the decay of COE’s and has agreed to implement the ‘NEEDS’ assessment report.
He also added that the Federal Government, through the Minister of Education, met with the state governors over poor and or non-payment of salaries in states colleges of education.
He said that government had also agreed to release a white paper tagged “Dual Mode’’ for partial implementation of degrees award by some colleges.
Mr Ogirima said government also promised to recall sacked members of the Ogun State College of Education.