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ASUU to shut down public varsities, declares lecture-free day

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, may soon shut down all public universities over the inability of the Federal Government to implement agreements the two parties entered into in December 2020, which led to the suspension of a nine-month prolonged strike.

The union, in late 2021, embarked on consultation among its members nationwide to decide whether to shut down academic activities over alleged negligence by the government.

But lectures and other activities have continued in the universities until date amid reports that the union and the FG, on October 18, reached an agreement on the N22.17 billion earned allowances and N30 billion revitalisation fund for public universities.

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The agreement was reached after a meeting between the representatives of ASUU, and the government, led by the Minister of Finance and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, and the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba.

The meeting was presided over by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

Apart from the earned allowance and revitalisation fund, another contending issue is a remuneration payment platform, as the union proposed the University Transparency, Accountability Solution, UTAS, while the FG insisted on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS, as a payment platform for all federal workers.

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According to him, if the Federal Government fails to do the needful, indefinite strike would be inevitable. He lamented how the Federal Government ignored the implementation of some agreements the two parties entered into in 2020.

He stated that after the meeting, members of the union would embark on sensitizing the general public and students on the issues and its consequences if the government fails to act quickly.

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He said, “We declared Monday a lecture-free day in some of our branches because we are going to be having meetings in those places.

“After the meeting, we are going to interact with the public and the students to tell them what is ongoing and what they should expect if the issues are not properly handled by the Federal Government.”



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9 COMMENTS

  1. The way the government is doing about education in this country is very bad we all no education is the key to success with out education anything you become in this life is very small still yet the government didn’t even want to do well about education level

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