9th June, 2011
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Wednesday gave the Federal Government one week ultimatum to resolve the ongoing crisis at the Kaduna Polytechnic to allow students resume academic activities.
NANSâ€™ Vice-President, Mr Danjuma Sarki, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna that if the crisis between the management of the institution and its lecturers was not resolved within the period, the association would mobilise its members and embark on a nationwide protest.
Sarki was reacting to alleged harrassment of protesing students of the institution by security agents on Tuesaday.
NAN reports that hundreds of students of the institution had staged a peaceful protest, during which they sealed the institutionâ€™s entrance gates following persistent strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) and the inability of the Federal Government to intervene and resolve the crisis.
The students also sealed all the entrances leading into the institution, and gave the Federal Government 48 hours to act or wait for their next line of action.
They barred staff of the institution from entering the premises, insisting that the institution remained locked until the Federal Government intervene by releasing the report of the presidential visitation panel and ordering ASUP to resume academic activities.