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President Jonathan Promises To Resolve Ongoing Polytechnics’ Strike

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Speaking at Our Lady Queen of Nigeria Pro-Cathedral, Abuja on Sunday President Goodluck Jonathan said he inherited the problems in the nation’s education sector and should not be held responsible for them.

Jonathan was declaring open the first plenary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria’s 2014 meeting themed: “Church and State Partnership in Providing Quality Education for Nigerian People”.

He however promised to resolve the ongoing strike which has halted academic activities in Nigeria’s polytechnics for months.

“There are many challenges such as the rising expectations of teachers, resulting in industrial actions. Of course, you know, we just dealt with the university teachers strike, and now we are left with polytechnic teacher’s.

“The government has also shown sincerity of purpose to resolve such differences that may arise from some inherited problems not caused by this administration.

“Our commitment is to continue to raise standard and ensure quality. We will continue to encourage private sector investment in the education sector,” the President said.

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