ASSU News Update – No plan to suspend strike yet

ASSU News Update – THE National President of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Dr Nasir Isa Fagge, blame the FG for not fullfilling what they said they will do.

He also added that ASSU had make sure to get intouch with the FG through the Minister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed on the strike contrary to the position of the minister that government was not officially informed about the strike.

Fagge, who spoke with the News Men on telephone in Abuja on Thursday, said university lecturers have come to  the realisation that government was not serious about addressing the decay and rot in the university system in the country.

He said ASUU was quite aggrieved that the report of the Needs Assessment Committee of Nigerian Universities has been dumped by the Federal Government.

According to him, the report encapsulated the decay and rot in the nation’s university system.

He said: “You are quite familiar with the Needs Assessment report on public universities in Nigeria. “

“The report was submitted to the government in July last year, exactly one year now, and up till now nothing has been done about it.”

He added that the position of ASUU was that government must implement the recommendations of the committee, stressing that the committee gave far-reaching recommendations that if implemented would bring about a dramatic turn-around in the Nigerian University system.

ASUU President, said: “We were told that the report has been forwarded to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and the National Economic Council (NEC) and nothing has happened.

“We are not convinced that government is serious about addressing the rot in the nation’s university system. Government is not keen about addressing the problems in education in Nigeria. Government is giving lame excuses.

However, “So, we are at liberty to withdraw our services when we see that the right thing is not being done. Strike is a fundamental right of a worker. We will not suspend the strike as long as government remains indifferent to our demands,” he said.

 

3 comments
  1. My plea to the federal government is for them to settle their scores with ASSU and allow d teeming Nigerian children 2 go back 2 school. D implication of these students staying at home for long can hardly be overstated as some of them may b compelled 2 indulge in unsocial acts with its attendant negative effects on d society at large. Of what benefit is it to all of us that certificates from Nigerian universities are not recognized abroad? Dialogue has always proved a potent tool for resolving differences, ASSU and Federal Government should employ to end this avoidable NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SHAME.

  2. the ongoing strike need immediate recovery please let the fedeerral goveernment do something, we need our youth to go back to their respective schools. thanks

  3. The ASSU should know that it’s not the right time for going on strike. The country is already in problem our economy is struggling and u want a government like that to listen to you? This strike looks like a sabotage to me because even the students were not aware until a day to the strike. Pls I implore our Lecturers let’s not use strike for every thing, just give the govt some time.

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