By Abubakar Muhammadu
Students of Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic on Tuesday staged a protest against the two weeks warning strike embarked upon by the Academic staff Union of Polytechnics ASUP in compliance to a directive by Joint Action Committee (JAC).
Recalled that the JAC had directed ASUP to embark on the warning strike which according to the Committee was necessited by the failure of the Bauchi state Government to honor their demands after series of warnings.
A letter issued by the Chairman of the Committee, Abdulkadir Mohammed had ordered that the industrial action should commence on 19th July, to 30th July, 2022.
According to the directive, to call to embark on the warning strike affects, Abubakar Tatari Ali polytechnic Bauchi, Adamu Tafawabalewa College of Education Kangere, Bauchi state college of agriculture, Aminu Sale college of Education, Azare as well as A. D. Rufa’i College of Education, legal and General Studies Misau.
Some of the grieved Students interviewed by our correspondent described the JAC’s action as condemnable amidst their Second /fourth Semester Examination as some of them have Since commenced their Examination on 18th July, 2022.
The situation which started with peaceful demonstration among the students later turned violent.
Our Corresspondent gathered that police personnel were deployed to the scene to restore peace and order.
The students burned Tyres at the front gate of the institution along Bauchi/Jos road.
The incident created barricades on Wuntin Dada, Jos Road Bauchi which prevented motorists from passing.
The action prompted the Bauchi state Police command to deploy its personnel to restore law and order in the area.
One of the Students who preferred to remained anonymous called on the Government and JAC to Urgently address the issue to allow the students continue with the ongoing examination.