Parents Teachers Associations of Federal Government College, Ilorin, and Federal Government Girls College, Omu-Aran, have said that the strike embarked upon by the Association of Senior Staff of Nigeria in the 42 federal government colleges in Nigeria has grounded academic activities in the affected schools in the country.
They appealed to the Federal Government to urgently resolve the trade dispute in the interest of educational and overall national development.
The joint statement which was made available to journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Wednesday was signed by PTA Chairman, FGC, Ilorin , Alhaji Saka Agarawau; his FGGC counterpart,
Mr. J .A Fabiyi; the PTA Public Relations Officer, FGC, Ilorin, Lawal Olusola and that of FGC, Omu-Aran, Mr. Afolayan S. O.
It said, ‘‘We are appealing to the Federal Ministry of Education to please look into the ongoing strike of ASON to ensure that the strike is called off because our children are suffering and the strike is having untold hardship on parents.
‘‘For some weeks now, our children have not been taught in school because of the ongoing strike, teachers who are willing to teach are being prevented from doing so because of the strike. This is particularly happening in two schools in Kwara State and 42 schools nationwide.
‘‘We are also calling on the striking workers to adopt dialogue in pressing home their demands in the interest of the children.”