Thursday, March 12, 2020

ASUU Lists 6 Reasons For Agitations, Recurring Strike

Speaking at a press conference in Gwagwalada on Thursday, Prof. Theophilus Lagi, Abuja Zonal Coordinator of the union, said the Academic Staff Union Of Universities, ASUU, agitations and actions over the years were over six demands

ASUU Lists 6 Reasons For Agitations, Recurring Strike

The academic Don listed the demands as more funding for public universities and renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement.

According to him, others are outstanding earned academic allowances, the proliferation of universities by state governments and the constitution of Visitation Panels to Federal Universities.
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He added that the university teachers are also against “the planned forceful imposition of IPPIS on universities”, and the failure of the federal government to pay February 2020 salaries.

To him, the issues had been agreed upon by both parties via memorandain 2013, 2017 and 2019.

He said;

ASUU also wants the federal government to declare a five-year State of
Emergency in the education sector during which at least 20 per cent of the budget and same percentage of states’ budgets should be allocated to education.

According to him, the strike was also a call on the federal government to welcome ASUU’s innovative alternative to IPPIS.

He said, the Universities Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).
Meanwhile, ASUU national leadership has promised to review its ongoing two weeks warning strike.

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  1. Federal government should do something to end ASUU STRIKE permanently
    It should not be until ASUU go on strike that is when federal government will negotiate


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