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The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday said that the Federal Government should be held responsible for the unions continuous strike .
The union said that the way the FG was handling the development represented the mockery of global standards of university education .
ASUU chairman at the University of Ibadan, Dr Deji Omole , who said this on a radio programme monitored in Ibadan, said the FG could end the strike by implementing the agreement it reached with the union . He explained that all that the union was demanding from the FG was to use public funds to develop public education in the country .
He noted that the union would not shy away from embracing purposeful dialogue with the FG over the development.
“ASUU has never run away from negotiations. The issue in connection with the strike is about implementation and not negotiation as being peddled by the Minister of Labour , Chris Ngige . It was sad that successive government , including the incumbent failed to realise that funding education is an investment which can bring about enduring positive change in Nigeria ,” said Omole .
The ASUU boss in UI added that the union would continue to fight to force the FG to wake up to its responsibilities of investing in public education .
“When you reached agreement you must implement it . They just finished the Ileya festival and why do we celebrate it ? Because someone promised to sacrifice his son to God and when he decided to fulfil it , God replaced that with ram and that is why we are celebrating . Jesus Christ also promised to come and die for the sin of the world and he came and fulfilled that promise . That is why you still have people who believe in his second coming.
“Why will government not fulfil the promises contained in the signed agreements ? That is what brings crisis . Government should see education as investment . The products will come out to change society . University is to develop ideas to change society . What we are doing in the universities is a mockery of university education . Government should pump in money so that we can solve Nigeria ’ s problems here in Nigeria .
“If our universities are properly funded , we can conduct cutting edge researches that can take us out of the recession . What we are simply saying is that FG should use public funds to fund public education. Chris Ngige is naive on this issue.
“He should check his records and see if there are new demands in his file . University lecturers and students are not the one who created recession . The ruling class through their activities plunged Nigeria into economic recession . Government should stop establishing new universities if they cannot fund existing ones. Universities are not constituency project, ” Omole said .

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Nasu Embarks On Indefinite Strike, See How It Affects Activities In Unilag

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Due to the ongoing strike which commenced occurred yesterday December 4, 2017, by the non-academic staffs of University of Lagos, The University authorities has been compelled to postpone screening for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) till further notice.
The 2017/2018 academic section screening which was scheduled to commence yesterday, Monday December 4-15, 2017, was disrupted the non-academic staff strike.
The Senior Assistant Registrar, Taiwo Oloyede in a statement said that the indefinite strike affected the academic and administrative activities in the institution.
“The postponement is indefinite; a new date will be announced. “Candidates are enjoined to check the university’s website regularly for updates,” he said.
Eyes Of Lagos gathered that three other non-academic union had embarked on the strike, the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Non Academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated Institutions (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).
Meanwhile National President of SSANU, Samson Ugwoke, has said that the union’s strike is as a result of the Federal Government’s failure to take action on the Sept. 20 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it signed with the unions.
“Most of our people were laid off unjustifiably; they are yet to be reinstated in the university’s payroll.
“We are tired of being tossed around or seen as not important in the running of the university. We are as important as any other union within the system and need to be given that recognition.
“After several negotiations with the government, we expected that it sees the need to honour whatever agreement reached, but the reverse is the case,” Mr. Ugwoke, also the Chairman of the JAC, said.

 

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ASUU strike looms as union reviews deal with FG

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Fresh strike may be in the offing across Nigeria Universities as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) holds its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting this week.

The NEC, which is the highest decision making body of the union, is to review Federal government’s implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) it signed with the union before it suspended its strike a few months ago.

Both government and ASUU had agreed to an MoA which stipulated that the federal government would have implemented its agreed contents latest by October, 2017.

The federal government according to investigation, however, was yet to implement issuance of license for the registration of Nigerian University Pension Company (NUPEMCO) which it promised to do within two weeks of strike suspension.

The FG is also defaulting in payment of ‘Earned Academic Allowances and revatilisation funds’ for public universities.

Some lecturers at the University of Ibadan, who spoke with journalists on the condition of anormnity at the weekend noted that it was unfortunate that the government had not paid as promised by end of October.

They said they had asked their leadership not to suspend the strike until the government paid the money as promised but didn’t heed their advice.

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Based on the tension generated on campuses, ASUU President Professor Biodun Ogunyemi sent a mail to all the members to douse the tension over the payment of earned academic allowances

“Dear Comrades, the leadership of the union is aware of the palpable tensions on our campuses over the delay in the payment of Earned Academic Allowances (EAA).

“It is therefore not a surprise that for the past three days, a circular dated 24 October, 2017 related to EAA is already trending on some social media network/platforms. The leadership of the union can say categorically that the gaps/Omissions in the said circular were addressed at a meeting with the Honourable Minister of Education last weekend. We have gone far on the matter and there should be results in a matter of days. Thank you”, he wrote.

View Nigeria gathered that the Federal Government audit teams have visited campuses and concluded the auditing of staff as agreed but was yet to pay the 23billion Naira promised by the end of October as payment for the 2009/2010 Earned Academic Allowances of lecturers in public universities in Nigeria.

It was also gathered that the NEC of the union will review the implementation of the Memorandum of Action and jointly take a decision on it.

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ASUU suspends strike, directs lecturers to resume

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ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet Nigerian govt delegation

ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet Nigerian govt delegation

The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, ASUU, has officially suspended its one month, six days strike.

ASUU said it was suspending the strike until the end of October for government to fulfill its pledges.

The union directed university lecturers to resume duty from tomorrow, Tuesday.

The suspension of the strike was announced on Monday evening after a meeting with the government delegation.

At the meeting, a memorandum of understanding was signed with the federal government delegation led by the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige.

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Mr. Ngige had earlier said both parties produced “collective agreement of action” after the meeting.

ASUU embarked on an indefinite strike on August 13, following government’s failure to implement the agreement reached with the union in November 2016.

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