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ASUU Strike: What Many Don’t Know About University Lecturers In Nigeria by WebDesignerNG(m): 7:28pm On Feb 14
Update from SIGGY .ng

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on a warning strike today proposed to last for four weeks and many people especially students in Nigeria have had one or two things to say about this development, Siggy reveals.

I will dropping a few facts about university lecturers in Nigeria that a lot of people don't know about:

Assistant with a take-home N120 000 naira monthly would have to pay his Ph.D. school fees, pay to accomplish his Ph.D. studies, settle his family, pay to attend conferences, pay to take care of his health and that of his family, pay to publish journal articles and book chapters and pay to conduct researches. All with his slavish salary.

Many don’t even know that in our condition of service as Nigerian academics, research comes before teaching. Many don’t know that the minimum you pay to publish in a Nigerian journal is N30,000, that’s minus the amount you spend to conduct the actual research.

Many don’t know that for a lecturer in Nigeria to move from one level to another, he has to spend a huge percentage of his slavish salary to conduct research and also spend another huge percentage of the same salary to publish the research outcome.

Many don’t know that in all Nigerian civil service, university lecturers are the only ones that plough back their meager salary into doing what they were paid the salary for…

Many don’t know that for a lecturer in Nigeria to be a senior lecturer with a salary of below N250,000 monthly, he must have a Ph.D. and many journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, etc…

Many don’t know that by the time a university lecturer in Nigeria becomes a senior lecturer, he must have spent half of all the salary he has earned back into his salary-earning job.

Many don’t know that teaching isn’t part of the yardstick of promoting Nigerian lecturers, research and publishing the research are the parameters used in promoting Nigerian academics.

Many don’t know that successive Nigerian governments, this government inclusive, have refused to review lecturers’ salaries since 2009. Despite the fact that the salaries ought to have been upwardly reviewed since 2015 at most.

Many don’t know that the salary of a professor in a Nigerian university is below N350 000 naira a month. That’s a person with a degree, a master’s degree, and a terminal Ph.D., who has published widely and globally, who has produced many PhDs, M.Scs, and degree holders, and must have generated humongous human capital for Nigeria.

Many don’t know that the salary of a professor in Nigerian universities is below that of a first-degree holder in many governmental institutions in the same Nigeria.

Indeed, many don’t know that even if lecturers don’t teach, they have to conduct and publish the outcome of their research. Many don’t know that Nigerian lecturers are currently overburdened by insanely above capacity lecturer students ratio with no commissural benefits.

Many don’t know that in almost all the struggles that university lecturers suffer, they suffer for the sustenance of the university system in Nigeria. Many don’t know that Nigerian governments are ready to pay lecturers huge salaries but at the expense of the students.

Yes, the government is ever ready to geometrically increase lecturers’ salaries but students must pay tuition fees. Many don’t know that, that’s the core reason why ASUU members have to endure slavish salaries for more than a decade.

Now, we should know.

Members, particularly young academics are no more ready to continue living a life of abject penury because of the utopia of some ideals.

Now, we should know that ASUU’s energy should be dispensed more on the welfare of its members. The number one welfare of members of ASUU should be about having a living salary. A situation where a professor earns less than a first-degree holder in the same system is not tenable.

My noble union, ASUU, currently enmeshed in its NEC-for-NEC meeting should know that execution of the renegotiated and wilfully signed stance is the only panacea of stoping this total, comprehensive, and encompassing strike.

Source: SIGGY

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Re: ASUU Strike: What Many Don’t Know About University Lecturers In Nigeria by otipoju(m): 7:41pm On Feb 14
Make una getat.

In all of these una go still dey oppress students.

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Re: ASUU Strike: What Many Don’t Know About University Lecturers In Nigeria by Starzo: 7:46pm On Feb 14
Nigerian lecturers are demonic sadists, same as the politicians.

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Re: ASUU Strike: What Many Don’t Know About University Lecturers In Nigeria by clockwisereport: 8:29pm On Feb 14
Publish my ass
copy and paste research papers

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Re: ASUU Strike: What Many Don’t Know About University Lecturers In Nigeria by shortIGBOman: 5:47am On Feb 15
ASUU and Nigerian lectures are worst than politicians.

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Re: ASUU Strike: What Many Don’t Know About University Lecturers In Nigeria by BlaqFaze: 6:42am On Feb 15
Maybe we should start paying 1m naira per session (just like private schools) as school fees before students go get sense undecided

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Re: ASUU Strike: What Many Don’t Know About University Lecturers In Nigeria by seunlayi(m): 6:48am On Feb 15
@Mod, pls move this to do. I see no reason why minimum of 4 topics from education section should not be on FP daily.

Please, federal government wake up and do something to resolve all these, our children don't need to come back home to waste more time

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Re: ASUU Strike: What Many Don’t Know About University Lecturers In Nigeria by Otunbaigwe(m): 7:09am On Feb 15
The op didn't attach other benefits such as research allowance and other benefits attached to the basic salary monthly. That's the basic salary not the net salary op

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Re: ASUU Strike: What Many Don’t Know About University Lecturers In Nigeria by zicoy6k: 10:22am On Feb 15
Otunbaigwe:
The op didn't attach other benefits such as research allowance and other benefits attached to the basic salary monthly. That's the basic salary not the net salary op

That's the net my friend. You can check well. There's nothing like research allowance or any other allowance. In fact, a newly employed laboratory staff or technologist earns more than a graduate assistant because they get hazard allowances.

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Re: ASUU Strike: What Many Don’t Know About University Lecturers In Nigeria by yemobrown(m): 11:37am On Feb 15
This is very sad! We have a very long way to go as a nation in terms of human development.
Re: ASUU Strike: What Many Don’t Know About University Lecturers In Nigeria by ameliejack0: 12:05pm On Feb 15
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Re: ASUU Strike: What Many Don’t Know About University Lecturers In Nigeria by Nobody: 12:47pm On Feb 15
OP God bless your generation. Lecturers in Nigerian educational system are just slaves.
Re: ASUU Strike: What Many Don’t Know About University Lecturers In Nigeria by bonadripper: 3:03pm On Feb 15
You didn't ADD money they get from SORTING

every semester
Re: ASUU Strike: What Many Don’t Know About University Lecturers In Nigeria by Amedino99(m): 4:20pm On Feb 15
Op no even paraphrase no credit the original writer. Alaye just delete the part where the man write him name. And you sef go think say the u go to far. No be sooo
Re: ASUU Strike: What Many Don’t Know About University Lecturers In Nigeria by Nobody: 6:31pm On Feb 15
Why won't Nigerian lecturers be sadists when they are not paid well? When the little they are to be paid gets embezzled with stories flying here and there? Why won't the army and police turn to crime when they are not paid well and there funds are being diverted by the executive and legislative arm of government? Why won't Nigeria be in shambles when the rule of law is not sacrosanct? Isn't that the recipe for anarchy?

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