ASUU Strike Update – The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has inform President Goodluck Jonathan to remove the Minister of Education, Professor Ruq’ayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i, with immediate effect, over incessant crises rocking the nation’s tertiary education sector in Nigeria.
NANS president, Prince Miaphen, when talking to the Newsmen in Abuja, on Tuesday, said that Rufa’i had shown inability to manage the crisis affecting the education sector, following the ongoing nationwide strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
He also added that apart from the ASUU strike, research institutions in the country had been on strike for more than five months before the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) strike that lasted for about two months.
Meanwhile, the ongoing strike by ASUU has taken another dimension at the University of Jos, as the ASUU chapter of the university has condemned the authorities of the institution for conducting post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) test while the union was on strike.
Addressing newsmen after its congress in Jos, the chapter chairman, Dr David Jangkam, said the use of non-academic staff to conduct a test that was purely academic was wrong and contravened the laid down procedures.
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He said other universities which had set dates and time for the post-UTME indefinitely suspended the exercise, due to the ongoing national strike, adding that instead of doing same, University of Jos conducted the test using non-academic staff of the university.