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|ASUU Strike: The True Story by madampresident(f): 1:35am On Jan 13|
I found this article on the current ASUU strike and decided to share:
This exposé reveals the facts behind the reoccurring ASUU strikes – The True Story. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU have been on strike fourteen (14) times since the year 1999. Virtually all administrations in Nigeria, from Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammudu Buhari, have had a taste of ASUU’s wrath, with the former describing the university lecturers as “a bunch of lazy and ungrateful people”. The latest strike action commenced in November, 2018 and is still on.
The Demands Of ASUU
ASUU is currently demanding that the challenges bedeviling the tertiary institutions be solved, before the universities can be reopened again.
These challenges are: poor conditions of service, salary structure, request for autonomy, allowances, honoraria external moderation of examinations, call duty hazard fee and poor funding of universities.
Calling Off The ASUU Strike
Recently, series of meetings and negotiations have been ongoing, with the latest meeting held on the 7th of January 2019.
As an aftermath of the 7th January 2019 meeting, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, rejected the offer made by the Federal Government. ASUU insisted that the FG must release at least a tranche of 220 Billion Naira spread throughout 2019, before the strike can be called off.
However, emerging indications tend to suggest that the strike action would be called off very soon, due to the fast approaching 2019 elections, as the Presidency and the ruling party — All Progressives Congress, APC — cannot both make the political blunder of allowing the strike linger, an action which may affect their performance at the polls.
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