ASUU Strike: Union Releases Update On Reopening Of Universities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has on Monday released an update related to the possibility of universities reopening across Nigeria.

The union insist that it’s not going to reopen until the Federal Government honours the agreement it struck with the union.

The National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, stated this while speaking at a town hall meeting at the African Hall, the University of Ilorin.

Ogunyemi in the statement said that the federal government must honour agreement, before making any announcement on reopening of universities.

National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi
National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi

He further stated that the union’s next agenda shall be revealed soon , if the government refuses to negotiate the 2009 agreement signed by both parties.

“I think it is better we wait. When we get to that bridge, we will cross it.”

“I can’t open our strategy here; whatever you do is about strategy; let the government refuse to negotiate, we will unfold our strategy then,” Ogunyemi said.

He further stated that the union proceeded on strike because the Federal Government is insensitive to university education in the country.

Ogunyemi said some of the union’s demands included funding of university education, which the government had reneged on in the last 10 years.

“There is a deliberate attempt to kill university education in the country. Some universities use stoves in their laboratories instead of burners and buckets to fetch water to perform experiments; it’s as bad as that,” he said.

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