Prof Uche Uwaoma HOD of Mass Communication Abia State Polytechnic on his audit with living television on the 9th of August 2022 says Asuu Strike has been lingering as far back in 1991, pointing out that the Government needs to put a stop to this death trap for the sole benefits of the students.
He stated that:
“The educational sector is underfunded and most infrastructures employed in our institutions are outdated and cannot be reckoned with the current global development”.
He believe Lecturers are underpaid and deserves better salary structures and that all institutions be perceived under one umbrella and treated with uniform clarity regardless of being State or Federal.
He praised the institutions in the likes of RSUST, EBSU AND ESUT who are carrying out Academic Sessions in the heat of the ongoing Strike and stated also that ASUU requires a vote from Federal and state Institutions alike before executing her plans
He stressed that:
“MBTE might withdraw its accreditation due to the indebtedness of Abia Polytechnic, he praises the institution for its resilience to continue her academic session regardless of the 36 month salary debt incurred by the administration”
He reassures the public on the status of her graduating students and says the institution has everything under control.
He emphasized that corruption is the driving force of insecurity in the state and that NAS is expected to speak up in the interest of lecturers by lobbying the eminent people in position rather than conducting street rally which has seem to be unproductive.