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The Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, according to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), is deceitful and notorious for reversing its earlier arrangement with the academic union.
ASUU added that the federal government was acting dishonestly and that it doubted its ability and willingness to resolve the conflict between it and the union.
The Federal Government’s purported abandoning of the proposed renegotiated 2009 FGN-ASUU Agreement confirms doubts about the Federal Government’s commitment to ending the present strike, according to Stanley Ogoun, the Port Harcourt Zonal Coordinator of ASUU.
The Federal Government is making deliberate measures to deny Nigerian youths access to high-quality education, according to the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
This information was provided to journalists on Wednesday in a statement jointly signed by the Chairman, Muhammad Sani Gaya, and Secretary, Murtala Muhammad, of ASUU, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil.
The union claimed that the government’s actions and body language were signs that it intended to utterly dismantle the nation’s educational system, particularly tertiary education.
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As the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Monday, further extended its over six months strike, the Federal Government faulted the action, claiming it had met 80% of their demands.
BrandNewsDayreports that the umbrella union of lecturers, ASUU at the nation’s public schools earlier on Monday again extended the strike, accusing the Federal Government of breaking its promises in the renegotiation of the agreement it signed with it in 2009.
Following its National Executive Council, NEC meeting at the University of Abuja Secretariat, ASUU took action.
Even though the union has not yet released an official statement or spoken to the media about the implications of its meeting, which started late on Sunday and went into early on Monday, some union members who spoke anonymously revealed that the meeting ended with a decision to go on an indefinite strike.
A total of 461,745 admissions have not been processed by Nigerian universities as a result of the suspension of admissions.
However, the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board attributed the development to the Academic Staff Union of Universities strike in the information it provided to our correspondent.
In the document obtained by BRANDNEWSDAY, JAMB stated that “several universities confirmed suspending the process due to the ASUU strike; ASUU strike is a factor; numerous colleges have failed to begin 2021 admissions despite repeated requests.”
In order to put an end to the ongoing six-month strike, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has advised the parents of Nigerian students to implore the federal government to keep the commitments it made to the Union.
According to ASUU, since the federal government employs the professors at the institutions, it has no dealings with the parents.
ASUU National President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke made this comment in response to Festus Keyamo, the minister of labour and productivity, who urged that parents should implore ASUU to end the strike.
Since February 14 the administration has not complied with the requests, and on August 14 the strike by lecturers at public universities entered its sixth month.
ASUU has revealed that the renegotiation of the 2009 agreement with FG is at an advanced stage.
The union encouraged its members to remain focused to the end “of the struggle.”
The union made this known in a memo titled, “Strike bulletin number 6”, signed by its National President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, and made available to all branches of the union.
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Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, stated on Tuesday that the government could only afford to increase lecturers’ pay by 23.5%, while professors will receive a 35% raise, BRANDNEWSDAY report.
The minister added that President Muhammadu Buhari has cautioned against entering into commitments that his administration would not be able to fulfil.
During the discussion with vice-chancellors and other university system stakeholders, Adamu made this disclosure.
He said,” The Federal Government can only afford a 23.5% salary increase for all categories of the workforce in Federal Universities, except for the professorial cadre which will enjoy a 35% upward review.
“Henceforth, allowances that pertain to ad-hoc duties of the academic and non-academic staff shall be paid as at when due by the Governing Councils of Universities to which such services are rendered and to the staff who perform them.