Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU)

ASUU STRIKE Update: “ASUU Will Wait Till FG Gets Money” – Prof. Aloysius Okolie

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When will Asuu call off this strike? This is a question that has no answer for now, we have heard different version of ASUU strike updates and am very sure all the student are tired of reading ASUU strike posts that never yield good results (for now, we still have hope that the ASUU vs FG season film will come to an end one day… but the question is; When?) Recently we publishes a post Titled: Hope: ASUU strike to ends soon- Minister of Education, now Am not too sure if there is any more hope.

Well, the current news reaching us is that the Federal Government has told ASUU to wait until they have money to meet their Demand. read the official report below.

ASUU STRIKE: “ASUU Will Wait Till FG Gets Money” – Prof. Aloysius Okolie

The Academic Staff Union of Universities will sustain its ongoing strike until the Federal Government gets the money to meet its demands, an ex-officio member has said.
The immediate past chairman of the union at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof. Aloysius Okolie, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nsukka, Enugu State on Friday that the government should not allow a total collapse of tertiary education in the country.

He said:

The National Assembly and some executive members are paid jumbo salaries but when it comes to education funding the government has no money.

How will the country be able to achieve its vision 20:2020 of being among the 20 leading economies if the education sector is not well-funded. It is unreliable that in some universities student receive lectures under the trees and in stadium. Books, laboratory equipment in our libraries and laboratories are outdated while some politicians and government officials are wasting money in building houses in every state capital and buying fleets of exotic cars.

The demands will enable the universities to produce quality graduates employable in any part of the world.

The former chairman solicited the understanding of the students and their parents, saying the union’s demand was to ensure quality teaching and learning in the universities.

We will keep all the students informed! Please share the latest Asuu news with your friends on Twitter and Facebook, Advice them to go learn a trade and wait when ASUU and FG decide to end their Drama.