Opinion: Did you know ASUP is on strike too? I bet you didn’t

by Awosika Omowumi

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The neglect of the Federal Government towards the ongoing ASUP strike really shows the importance of Polytechnic Education in Nigeria. It is so true that they have labelled it 2nd rate version, 2nd to the so called Great Universities and the Polytechnic Students have chosen to be silent
and “Dumb” about it.

It’s so disheartening that the world does not know that the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) is on strike. The news everywhere is about the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) except those affected by it. ASUP is supposed to be fighting alongside ASUU but we do not hear anything about this struggle.

Polytechnic students have seemingly decided to remain voiceless, wallowing in self pity till God will arise from heaven. ASUP students must let the world know they exist, speak up, publicise it, don’t ‘be and act’ the second grade version you are labelled to be.

The neglect of the Federal Government towards the ongoing ASUP strike really shows the importance of Polytechnic education in Nigeria. It is so true that they have labelled it second rate, second to the so called great universities and the polytechnic students have chosen to be silent and “dumb” about it.

ASUP strike is now counting to 3 months and the so called “poly students” have chosen to continue to waste their time on social media. I am not saying it is bad to visit Facebook or the likes but speak up through these medium, raise your voice on Twitter and everywhere. Let the world know you exist and stop letting them stampede you, let the news be everywhere, ASUP is on strike too.

ASUP will never be out there, it will always be at the background if you refuse to make it known.

 

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Awosika Omowumi tweets from @speakerwumi

 

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