The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reportedly resolved to continue its ongoing strike after the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Sunday. Although there has been no official statement by the university union, reports say that the union came to this agreement in NEC’s meeting, which ended in the early hours of Monday.
Why its matters
A continuation of the strike would mean further crippling of university education in the country. The ongoing strike, which has lasted for over six months, has paused learning in Nigerian universities.
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ASUU has been on strike since February 14th, following the federal government’s failure to address the university’s union demands. The lectures union demanded for a: “Renegotiation of the ASUU-FGN 2009 agreement; release of revitalization funds for universities; deployment of the University Transparency Accountability System for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers; release of earned allowances; and the release of the white paper report of the visitation panels to universities.”
- Several unions in the country, including Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) pleaded ASUU’s cause to the federal government.