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Students May Stay Longer Than Expected At Home
Almost a month since the union embarked on industrial action, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has warned that the ongoing strike by its members may be prolonged as no concrete resolution has been reached in the negotiation with the Federal Government.
The union called on parents and students to show understanding over the development so as to save Nigeria’s university system from collapse.
ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi, made the appeal in an interview in Lagos.
University lecturers had on November 5 embarked on a strike, demanding the implementation of the 2009 agreement it entered into with the Federal Government.
The lecturers are also calling for full implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) agreement with the government in 2017; improved working conditions and welfare package; and upgrade of facilities in universities across the country.
According to him, the strike is not to short-change students, parents and other key stakeholders but to save the country’s university system from collapse.
“We want to call on our students and parents to show understanding with our struggle as we are in this together.
“The whole essence of this struggle is to ensure that our students get worthy and deserving certificates that they will be proud of anywhere they may find themselves in the world.”
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