Colleges of education lecturers suspend strike after 2 months


Lecturers under the aegis of the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) have suspended their two months old strike.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the general secretary, Dr Ahmed Lawan, at the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held on Thursday, August 12, in Abuja.

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Recall that COEASU had embarked on a strike on June 10, 2022 in a bid to push forth its demands and seek a lasting solution to the challenges facing colleges of education in the country.

Dr Lawan said: “While appreciating critical stakeholders for their intervention and dogged commitment to the resolution of the strike, as evident in the enormous progress made at the ongoing negotiations and the appreciable level of progress made towards the amendment of the colleges of education amendment act which is paramount for the COE system.

“The NEC resolved that the nationwide strike action which commenced on June 10, 2022 be suspended for a cool-off period of 60 days to give government the opportunity to perfect the progress made so far into tangible achievements that are acceptable to the union after which the NEC shall reconvene to reassess the status of the issues and decide the way forward.”


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