The opposition People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate said if he is elected as president he will put an end to the persistent strike by Nigerian university lecturers on his first day in office.
ABUJA—-ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)has suspended the three month old strike after signing all agreements with the Federal Government.
The ASUU National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi who announced the suspension, however, said that the union had embarked on the strike to “stem the continued slide into rot and decay in public universities since the 1980s.”
The union’s grouse with the Federal Government included its failure to carry out the forensic audit of the earned academic allowances of the lecturers since 2017 and the payment of N20billion out of an agreed N220billion annually as well as underf...
For example, it does not make sense to pay the same rent allowance to academics who live in Lagos and Ado Ekiti or Zaria.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, has assured the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, that he will end the lingering strike from his first day at work, if elected the next president of the cou...
Comrades and compatriots, as we have always argued, the last thing ASUU members love doing is to cause disruption in smooth intellectual engagements with colleagues, friends and students right on our university campuses.
Our experience, as a trade union, shows that successive governments in Nigeria always entered into negotiated agreements only to placate those pleading the cause – be it education, health, transportation, employment or any other issue of meaningfu...
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Thursday agreed to suspend their strike, which has lasted for three months.
The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties(CNPP), has commended the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) for considering national interest and suspending its three months old strike to protect the future of the country.
Nigerians have reacted to the suspension of the three-months strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Thursday.
Ngige said after the meeting that eight areas of disagreement were discussed and agreed on by the two parties, while expressing gratitude to ASUU leadership for their understanding.
Its president, Comrade Danielson Bamidele Akpan said: ‘’The continuous strike action by both ASUU and ASUP has not only brought increased pain on students and their parents, it is now seen by us as a deliberate ploy to disenfranchise our members, ...
Meanwhile, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, the Vice-Chancellor of LASU, has in a statement, welcomed students of the institution back from the ASUU nationwide strike that paralysed academic activities in most public universities in Nigeria.
Reports have it that the strike was suspended on Thursday, Feb. 7, after a conciliatory meeting between ASUU and representatives of the Federal Government led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige.
“Also for state owned polytechnics; the National Board for Technical Education has been directed to strengthen its regulatory mechanism including developing a new template for accreditation to address observed weaknesses.
It was learnt that over 200 members of the University of Ibadan (UI) chapter of the union who attended the congress voted for the continuation of the strike while a little above 50 voted for the suspension with conditions.In a telephone conversati...
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to end the strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities about three months ago.
He added, “The issue of allowances shortfall is being addressed and government has released (N16, 800, 000, 000) to settle all outstanding arrears; disbursement is ongoing through the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation.”
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) yesterday announced a conditional suspension of its nationwide strike.
IBADAN—THE national leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has conducted a referendum to decide whether to suspend the ongoing 3-month strike or not.