COLLEGES OF EDUCATION EMBARK ON NATIONWIDE STRIKE
By Aomide Oriade
A statement made available to the media yesterday has it that The Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education in Nigeria (SSUCOEN) will commenced an indefinite nationwide strike today following a breakdown in talks between the Federal Government and Colleges of Education.
The statement was issued by Comrade Abu Enesi Ajoge shortly after an Emergency National Delegates Conference. Ajoge said the union adopted a total downing of tool inorder to press home its demands which it said the government had not expressed commitments.
He stated that the strike will be “indefinite and total, until the Federal Government meets its demands of approving the migration of officers on CONTEDISS 11 and below and other sundry issues.”
The Comrade lamented the discriminatory treatment being melted to teacher education in Nigeria which he noted has become a source of concern as it will further frustrate the already weakened teachers’ education in Nigeria.
He therefore called on members to remain resolute in the face of hopelessness, stressing that this is the time to recover the soul of the system to make it worthwhile.