As the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics,ASUP,nationwide start their nationwide ASUP Strike today,the lecturers of the state owned Ken Sar Wiwa Polytechnic Bori joins the strike.
A clear indication to that was declared by, Feri Gberegbe, the ASUP Chairman in Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic said they were joining the strike because what the national body of ASUP is agitating for directly affects the lecturers in the sate Polytechnics.
He expressed disappointment the various levels of government have refused to fund the Polytechnics despite the long period given to them by the union in their last agreement with government.
“We listened to the appeals by Parents,students and well meaning individuals when we called off our previous strike hoping that government will do what is needful but unfortunately it reneged,even when Polytechnic produces the critical technological manpower of any nation“.
He vowed that members of the union will sustain the strike as called by the national body.
Rivers state government has two Polytechnics;Ken Saro Wiwa and Port Harcourt Polytechnic.