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Strike Looms At LASU Over Fee Hike, Promotion by DVMtuppence(m): 7:23am On Dec 31, 2013
Barely two weeks after the suspension of about six
months strike by the Academic Staff Union of
Universities, strong indications emerged on Monday
that lecturers of the Lagos State University might
embark on another industrial action.
The LASU ASUU Chairman, Dr. Adekunle Idris, who
revealed this at a briefing, said the lecturers were
putting up a 10-point demand before the university
authorities.
According to him, the demands include the
implementation of the University Act 2012;
downward review of the institution’s fees; abolition
of “no vacancy, no promotion” policy; regularisation
of appointment exercise for members on temporary
appointment; full payment of 17-month salary
arrears.
Others are the restructuring of courses in the
university; immediate payment of accrued earned
allowances; provision of befitting university
environment; and the review of the deadline for the
acquisition of PhD degree.
Idris noted, for instance, that the payment of
between N197,000 and N350,000 as fees by
students was against the law establishing the
university.
The establishment of the university, he added, “is to
provide access for citizens of Lagos State to higher
education regardless of their social status or
income.”
The ASUU chairman, who appealed to the state
government and the school’s governing council to
quickly intervene in the crisis, said the union had
held several meetings with the university authorities
to resolve the issues without success.
He insisted that the union had met with the
university Chancellor, Dr. Molade Okoya-Thomas,
board of trustees of LASU Alumni and Ad-hoc
committee of the Lagos State Executive Council on
these demands.
He added, “The congress mandates the ASUU-
LASU executive committee to continue to explore
possible avenues to sustain the dialogue aimed at
resolving all contending local issues.
“The committee is to inform ASUU national of
developments in LASU, including the possibility of
declaring an industrial action in LASU, in case the
dialogue being undertaken fails.
“Where the dialogue fails, ASUU-LASU executive
committee is mandated to put in motion the due
process for commencement of a local industrial
action in LASU.
“Early January 2014, congress will reconvene to
review what has been achieved out of our demands
and take decisions on the next line of action with
respect to those yet to be achieved.”
Appealing to the state government and the school
governing council and management, he said, “Look
into the burning issues in LASU comprehensively
now and forestall the looming crisis in the
university.”
The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities
LASU chapter has been on strike since September
30, while the Non Academic Staff Union of
Universities in the institution only last December 3
suspended its industrial action.
Meanwhile, a top university official said many of the
demands would require the enactment of new laws
by the Lagos State House of Assembly.
He said, “Most of their demands like retirement age,
terms service and even school fees are matters for
the state government and the house of assembly.
For the PAYE tax, it was discovered by Lagos State
Internal Revenue Service that staff of LASU were
under-charged since 2003 and 50 per cent was
removed from our arrears (including the Vice-
Chancellor) to settle part of the bill.”
Re: Strike Looms At LASU Over Fee Hike, Promotion by Smily202(m): 7:30am On Dec 31, 2013
Nawa oooooh........
Re: Strike Looms At LASU Over Fee Hike, Promotion by Nobody: 8:17am On Dec 31, 2013
I thought dat fashola said dat it was the student and their lecturers dat rolled on the floor and begged him to increase their school fees for them.mtcheeeeew.now its like d lecturers are feeling d negative impact dat the low turn out of student must be having on them.
Re: Strike Looms At LASU Over Fee Hike, Promotion by DVMtuppence(m): 8:38am On Dec 31, 2013
talk2davoo: I thought dat fashola said dat it was the student and their lecturers dat rolled on the floor and begged him to increase their school fees for them.mtcheeeeew.now its like d lecturers are feeling d negative impact dat the low turn out of student must be having on them.
I tink zo
Re: Strike Looms At LASU Over Fee Hike, Promotion by jaryeh(m): 8:43am On Dec 31, 2013
talk2davoo: I thought dat fashola said dat [b]it was the student and their lecturers dat rolled on the floor and begged him to increase their school fees for them.[/b]mtcheeeeew.now its like d lecturers are feeling d negative impact dat the low turn out of student must be having on them.
Really

Seriously,I just wonder why LASU would decide to join the ASUU strike that just ended despite the exhorbitant fees they charge.

Increased school fees without improved infrastructure! Then,what's the use May God help us in this country.

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Re: Strike Looms At LASU Over Fee Hike, Promotion by DVMtuppence(m): 10:08am On Dec 31, 2013
jaryeh:
Really

Seriously,I just wonder why LASU would decide to join the ASUU strike that just ended despite the exhorbitant fees they charge.

Increased school fees without improved infrastructure! Then,what's the use May God help us in this country.
. amen
Re: Strike Looms At LASU Over Fee Hike, Promotion by Tinkinguy(m): 10:47am On Dec 31, 2013
Now the chickens are coming home to roast.

Lagos state is really working indeed, I thought they said the LASU school will soon become a world class school.

with all this points hanging on the head of Lagos Govt, why the increase then. Now the last ASUU strike is over, the various schools will not hide anymore to display their own grievances.
Re: Strike Looms At LASU Over Fee Hike, Promotion by suziechuks(f): 9:52pm On Jan 05, 2014
God help us all @ lasu....250,000 no be small money.............
LASU!!!

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