Colleges of Education Lecturers Cancel Strike

By Tapre Timine
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Nigerian lecturers under the auspices of the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union have gone on a 60-day break with their ongoing strike, The PUNCH reports.

This was decided at the National Executive Council gathering which was held in Abuja.

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The PUNCH reports that COEASU had embarked on a strike on June 10, 2022, in a bid to push forth its demands and seek a lasting solution to the challenges facing colleges of education in the country.

The union like the Academic Staff Union of Universities demanded that the government adopt the University Transparency Accountability System for the clearing of unpaid salaries and allowances of lecturers.

According to a statement signed by the general secretary, Dr Ahmed Lawan, the union said;
While appreciating critical stakeholders for their intervention and dogged commitment to the resolution of the strike, as evident in the enormous progress made at the ongoing negotiations and the appreciable level of progress made towards the amendment of the colleges of education amendment act which is paramount for the COE system.

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The NEC resolved that the nationwide strike action which commenced on June 10, 2022 be suspended for a cool-off period of 60 days to give government the opportunity to perfect the progress made so far into tangible achievements that are acceptable to the union after which the NEC shall reconvene to reassess the status of the issues and decide the way forward,”

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