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COEASU suspends strike

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OBIORA IFOH, Abuja

The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU, has suspended over two months old strike.

At a briefing in Abuja after its expanded national executive council meeting, COEASU president, Nuhu Ogirima Said the suspension has become necessary following reassurances from government to meet some of the workers key demands

COEASU said the suspension is to enable government implement the agreements

Ogirima said however it will reconvene in januray to reassess government’s commitment and will not hesitate to stay away from work again if it reneges in the agreement.

He said government accepts the decay of colleges of education and has agreed to implement the ‘NEEDS’ assessment report.

Government through the minister of Education has met with over state governors over poor and nonpayment of salaries in states colleges.

Ogirima said government has agreed to release a white paper tagged: dual mode’ to implement partially for some colleges to award degrees.

COEASU said government also promised to get back sacked members of Ogun State Colleges of Education

COEASU may have suspends its about two months old action, the nations tertiary education still lockdown as the Academic Staff Union  of Universities, ASUU, struggles with inconclusive meetings with government while its strike persists and the Academic staff union of polytechnics  threatens to down tools next week.

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