CRUTECH Strike: No Respite In Sight As SUG, Staff Unions Fail To Reach Compromise

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By Archibong Jeremiah

Cross section of the students union leaders present at the meeting.
Cross section of the students union leaders present at the meeting.

Hopes that the Cross River State University of Technology, CRUTECH will soon resume academic activities were dashed today after the staff unions and the students were unable to reach a compromise.

Arising from a joint meeting with the various staff union leaders in the University in respect to the ongoing industrial strike action by the University’s chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the students union leaders of the institution comprising of the principal officers of both the executive and legislative arms of the SUG and National Association of Cross River State Students, disclosed to CrossRiverWatch that nothing tangible was arrived at towards ending the industrial action.

Speaking to our reporter, the spokesperson of the delegation, the Students Union President, SUG CRUTECH, Master Idiege, Steven Omang revealed that: “No agreement was reached, which means the strike continues”.

According to him, “They are on strike because of the things we need in school; we tried to put heads together on how to meet the state government to help us end the strike”, promising that “We will visit the Commissioner of Education, the Speaker of State House of Assembly and other relevant stakeholders for help”.

He assured that they as union leaders “we will not be compromised no matter the challenges” as he urged the affected students to utilize the strike period for other meaningful ventures asserting that they will stop at nothing in ensuring that the strike comes to an end.

The staff union leaders present at the meeting include Dr. Nsing Ogar, Engr. S. E. Eworo and Dr. Steven Ochang of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. Mr. Ofem Uket and Mr. Declan Oloko of National Association of Academic Technologists, NAATS. Mr. Bassey Eke and Mr. Peter Jack of Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU. And Mr. J. O. Idiege of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU

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9 commentsOn CRUTECH Strike: No Respite In Sight As SUG, Staff Unions Fail To Reach Compromise

  • CROSS RIVER STATE does not know the value of Education. i think our students should start kidnapping and armed robbery again.

  • comrde, Olim Murphy E

    Now i knw that, the disparity between the Rich the and the Poor can never end…….we r just here been enslaved by our own govt. To them, our education is never a challenge…..while in school we r trying so hard to see if we can pay wht is asked of us but they don’t wanna play their own part……PDP candidates Hmmmmmmmmmm

  • What is the way out? Govt officers, please try and attend to the matters of institutes, goodness sake i’m tired of staying at home

  • I Beg the state government to luke onto us,the lethers of tomorrow,& pleeding that they call off the on going strick so can go back to school ,contineou our studies, PLESS PLESS. PLESS

  • The government should be ashame of them selves for not been able to handle the matter because of elections. But i promise them that so far as the strike still continoues me and my crew are not going to vote for any body…………….selfish government……….

  • why are they doing us like, pls the gvt should pay them so that we will go back to school, Four years course somebody will end up spend five and haft year why, is not good so the should pls help us. The name CROSS RIVER is a very big name in this country, so pls gvt should before 20th of nxt month.

  • Your excellency is not trying @ all………….

  • comr. Odu frank otu

    yes am a consensus candidate to the fact that Imoke and co has failed crossriverians. But what gave me mental pabulum i.e food for thought which i want to share through this medium is that inspite of all problems cause by the present govt. We the crossriverians still take steps that inch towards concealing the truth of his anti democratic, anti constitution and anti administration measures from him.
    But my great concern is that the governor should be positively adviced on ways to promote the Education sector in the state.

    Odu Frank Otu
    the people servant


    There is nothing strange about the insensitivity of the state government towards the sufferings of students..It is a colossal shame that the government is more interested in embezzling the state funds so that they can rig next month’s election..I am indeed astonished that Senator Liyel Imoke led state government is very comfortable sacrificing the future of our dear state for their selfish agrandizement..To most of them in government,the strike in CRUTECH should continue for eternity because their children are not schooling in Nigeria…COMRADE MFAM MBIA ASU

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