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FG Opens Negotiations with ASUU to end Strike, but what about ASUP Strike?


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The latest report reaching us is that the Federal Government has open Negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)   in a bid to make the union end its ongoing strike. While this is good news for University Students, Poly Students are not been attended to. See the quotes below.

Minister of Education, Prof Ruqqayatu Rufai, told journalist  Tuesday in Abuja, that the federal government had met with ASUU officials and presented its offer to them, adding that the government was  waiting for a response from the union.
Though she did not elaborate on the details of the offer extended to the union, she, however, did not provide any information on what government was doing to resolve the ongoing industrial dispute  with ASUP.

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The federal government has opened negotiation with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in a bid to make the union end its ongoing strike.

ASUU on Monday had announced that it was beginning an indefinite strike to press home its demand for the upward review of retirement age for professors from 65 to 70 years and adequate funding to revitalise the universities, among others.

The Senate yesterday also intervened in the face-off between federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), which has been on an indefinite strike for the past three months.

Minister of Education, Prof Ruqqayatu Rufai, told journalist Tuesday in Abuja, that the federal government had met with ASUU officials and presented its offer to them, adding that the government was waiting for a response from the union.

Though she did not elaborate on the details of the offer extended to the union, she, however, did not provide any information on what government was doing to resolve the ongoing industrial dispute with ASUP.

“I have nothing to say on ASUU strike, they are our colleagues and we have met with them and made them an offer and we are expecting them to get back to us,” she said.

As the industrial dispute entered its second day yesterday, academic activities were paralysed at the University of Jos (UNIJOS) and Bayero University, Kano (BUK), as students who turned up for lectures returned home disappointed because their lecturers did not show up.

The UNIJOS chapter of the union also met to endorse the indefinite strike.
The union reviewed the situation and agreed with the decision of its national body, pledging to cooperate fully to make the strike effective.

Chairman of the UNIJOS chapter of ASUU, Dr. David Jankam, while briefing members on the issues in contention and how the federal government had defaulted on various aspects of the agreement it reached with the union, said ASUU was left with no option than to proceed on an indefinite strike.

Thousands of BUK students, who turned up for lectures at the two campuses of the university went back to their hostels and homes disappointed as their lecturers had joined in the strike.

Some of them were seen making frantic calls to ascertain the true position of things, while others debated the timing of the industrial action coming on the heels of first semester examination coming up July 15.

Meanwhile, the Senate yesterday waded into the face-off between the federal government and polytechnic teachers, who have been on strike for the past three months.

ASUP had proceeded on an indefinite strike on April 29 to compel the government to implement the agreement it reached with the union in October 2009.

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5 Comments

  • thunda fire u rukayat. Fire burn federal government. U guys negelectd asup 4 wat reasons na? Wat sort of rubbish is dis y wld u guys neglect asup na? 4rk u guys all.

  • The govt of Nigeria has lost it Savor nothing good will ever come out of them may God hv mercy on dem.

  • U ppu(FG) ar very wicked,u neva care about d future of dis nation bt u only thief d natn,u talked abt asuu bt u neva negotiate wit asup dat av been on strike 4 d past 3 mnts.may God reward u accordin 2 ur tot 2wards us o

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