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Education News: ASUU Might Not Call Off The Strike Tomorrow! –Said ASUU President



Education News: ASUU Might Not Call Off The Strike Tomorrow! –Said ASUU President

First i thought this ASUU strike of a thing is a bygone? I thought what is going to happen on monday is for the president to sign whatever needs to be sign and then the student can return to their various Institutions? Well, we have less than 13hours to confirm if this is going to push through. If this ASUU strike continues then it is time for The Student to start their own Subsidy Removal! Up Nigerian Student!
Read the report below and am presenting it here as is.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU has said it is not going to suspend its ongoing strike as speculated by government, unles its demands are met.

The Minister of Education, Prof.Ruqayyatu Rufai, after a meeting with the various university vice-chancellors in Abuja told reporters that ASUU would call off its three-month strike on Monday, following the cooperation and assurances she got from the university don.
But ASUU President, Prof Ukachuchwu Awuzie yesterday, in a telephone interview with LEADERSHIP SUNDAY noted that, ASUU was not a member of the Association of Vice Chancellors, and as such, could not call off the action until government implemented its agreements with ASUU. He stressed that the lecturers’ body, would not abide by the Association’s call to end the strike.
“It’s all government’s propaganda!
ASUU won’t call off its strike so long as government shies away from the issue of effective funding of the universities”, Awuzie said.

The union leader who however expressed the union’s appreciation to the Senate for its efforts, especially in passing the bill for the extension of the retirement age of lectures from 65 to 70 years, but which is awaiting the president’s assent to become a law, said, “The year of retirement is just one of our demands, the funding is the cardinal,” he stressed.
On a positive note, Awuzie said, “Mr. President has scheduled a meeting with ASUU on Monday, If government accepts to implement our demand, that is when we will think of calling off the strike.

“Even at that, the National Executive Committee of ASUU will have to meet and have series of meetings to agree on when to call off the strike.
“However, with the intervention of Mr. President, I believe the solution will come faster than expected”
Awuzie stated .

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