The war between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities is still raging and some Universities has broken Omertà (the Sicilian word for code of silence/humility) to resume academic activities, one of the top University that has began Academic session is the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, you can read more about it HERE. The latest report reaching us has it that the senate president of Nigeria, David Mark ask ASUU to resume class. read the official report below.
The Senate President of the republic of Nigeria, David Mark on Sunday, 1st December, 2013 pleaded with the striking members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to reconsider their position and return to classes.
Mark said it was necessary for the Lecturer to return to work in order to salvage the already battered education sector from further deterioration.
Mark, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Paul Mumeh, made the appeal while inaugurating a lecture theatre for the School of management sciences at the Kano State Polytechnic. The lecture theatre was donated by Senator Kabiru Gaya.
He urged the Federal Government not to use the sledge hammer on ASUU on account of the lingering strike.
Mark said, “We have reached a situation where hard-line positions would worsen the situation.
“My appeal to ASUU is to resume classes while negotiation continues. The strike has done enough damage to our universities.
“They have also made their points and I think we should reason together and end this matter. Nobody, including the university teachers themselves, can be said to be enjoying this crisis.
“It is a huge cost on government, parents, the management, staff and students of the universities. Everybody agrees that the situation is bad.
“ASUU over the years have enjoyed the sympathy of Nigerians. I am afraid if they remain adamant on this, they would lose the sympathy and support of the people.”
He maintained that the inevitability of quality and functional education was necessary for the survival of any nation.
Article Source: VanguardNGR.
There is no way ASUU should give up now, the Federal Government should implement the 2009 Agreement, the students are already at home for 5 months. The students cannot entertain another Strike on this same Issue.
Oh, wait, I do not support the FG or ASUU, i only wish they will do the right thing and call off this lingering strike!
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